The Illinois Field Day

You must pass both the online and Field Day portions of the Hunting education course in order to complete the Illinois Hunting education requirements.

Important Field Day Information

Locating and Signing Up for the Field Day

After passing the online portion of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunting education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Field Day.

Locate and sign up for the Field Day in your area.

Important! Bring your Field Day Voucher to the Field Day as proof of having completed the online course.

Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.

What To Expect at the Field Day

This is 4–6 hours, depending on the amount of students attending and will include:

  • a classroom session
  • outdoor shooting
  • blood trailing
  • demonstrations of tree stand safety
  • survival skills

Most of the classroom topics will pertain to Illinois-specific regulations and issues that are not covered in this online course. Be sure to have proper clothing for the outdoor sessions.

After attending and passing the Field Day portion of the Hunting education requirement, you will receive your Hunter Education Certificate.

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

Frequently Asked Questions