Arkansas Hunting Laws and Regulations

Passing this Hunting safety course will complete your online safety education for Arkansas.

Do you need Arkansas Hunting education?

Arkansas

You need education if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, if you will be hunting in Arkansas.

There is no minimum age requirement to take the Arkansas Course.

You do not have to be a resident of Arkansas to take this online course.

Elsewhere

Hunting education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

Exemptions

Children under 16 may hunt without hunter education as long as they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 years old and has a valid hunting license.

Why Hunting Safety Education Is Important

Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.

Reciprocity

All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Arkansas will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Arkansas Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions