FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association’s award-winning FREE Hunter Education online course is now available in the State of North Carolina, the latest addition as NRA works to make the course available to hunters in all 50 states. Since inception of the program in 2017, NRA has provided nearly 65,000 students FREE online hunter education, fostering the interest and expansion of new hunters and shooters across the country.
“The NRA developed this free online course with one main goal in mind: to make it easier for new hunters to get into the field,” says Joe DeBergalis, Executive Director of NRA General Operations. “We are pleased to partner with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to bring this no-cost program to the residents of the Tar Heel State. NRA has been and will continue to be the leader in providing the very best hunter education and training in the country.”
North Carolina joins Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia as states that accept NRA Hunter Education as a prerequisite for hunting licensure.
Designed and provided by the organization that built the first-ever hunter education program in the United States in 1949, the NRA Hunter Education online course offers a fresh and fully comprehensive approach to hunter education. The 15-chapter, online sequence features attention-grabbing videos, eye-catching graphics and diagrams, interactive modules, audio recordings and dozens of action photos presented in appealing, easy-to-access components that provide the best method for teaching future hunters lessons they will remember for the rest of their lives.
All of this instruction is available at students’ fingertips, whenever and wherever they are able to complete it. Removing the sometimes prohibitive cost barrier of other online courses, the NRA Online Hunter Education course is available completely free of charge, encouraging new hunters to take the first step and making it easier for seasoned hunters to revisit the material.
To take the NRA Hunter Education online course or learn more, visit NRAHE.org.