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Hunting in Alabama: Are Safety Courses Required to Hunt in Alabama? How Do I Pass Classes?

By    |   Friday, 22 May 2015 04:49 PM

Hunting in Alabama requires that any born after Aug. 1, 1977, obtain a Hunter Education Certificate in order to be granted a hunting license. This requirement does not apply to active military or someone applying for their very first hunting license that will be accompanied at all times by a fully certified and licensed hunter. And remember, Alabama’s other safety requirement is that hunters wear “at least 144 square inches of solid Hunter Orange, visible from all sides” according to HunterCourse.com.

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Below is more information about the safety courses required for hunting in Alabama:

Hunter Education Requirement

As mentioned, hunters 37 years old or younger must pass a hunter education program in order to be eligible for a hunting license in the state of Alabama. There are two options for completing this requirement: hunters can take a traditional, in-person course, or take an online course and pass the test.

The in-person option is free of charge, but the various websites that offer the online option charge a fee ranging from $9.95 to $24.95. So, hunters must decide if the time or money is more valuable to them, or base their decision on how they best learn. The only exception to this requirement besides age is if a first-time hunter has a supervisor that is willing to stay within 30 feet of them through that license’s registered season.

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Passing the Class

Two of the certified websites, HunterCourse.com and Hunter-Ed.com, allow you to pay only once you’ve passed the test, so you can retake the test for free should you fail the first time, which is reassuring for those concerned with passing the test. These sites also have free study guides, some of which are narrated to help move the process along and help you pass ideally on the first try.

Next Step

Passing the hunter education course does not automatically mean you are licensed. Proof of passing the course must be produced when applying for your hunting license in addition to a HIP (Harvest Information Program) permit. Be aware that residents and nonresidents have different requirements in order to obtain their license.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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