WHAT IS THE ILLINOIS HUNTER EDUCATION PROGRAM? The Hunter Education class is a once in a lifetime requirement prior to obtaining a hunting license. The Illinois Hunter Education Program consists of a minimum of 10 hours of instruction. This course covers the basics of hunter responsibility and ethics, wildlife conservation, firearms and ammunition, field and tree stand safety, first aid, archery, muzzleloading, and state regulations. Due to state regulations and lack of funding, this class is presented by volunteers, and is hence free of charge.
WHO MUST TAKE THE COURSE?