Hunter Safety

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1980, may not be issued a hunting license unless he or she presents a valid Hunter Education Certificate of Competency issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Safety Education Division, or another state. To receive certification, students must either attend an instructor-led class or may take an online course and if seventeen (17) and younger must also attend an in-person Field Day course.

Field Day Course
The field day course is typically 5 to 7 hours long and will include “hands-on” activities, exercises, discussions, and demonstrations targeted at enhancing the student’s skills. The student will also be observed and reviewed by the instructors as they watch for and assess the student’s behavior, communication skills and safety awareness. At every opportunity, the instructors will emphasize hunter responsibilities, ethics and safety.

Note: Registration strongly encouraged; class size limited to 35. Walk In welcome but Field Day Voucher required for admission.

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Questions: Please reach out to Dave Krause, Master Safety Instructor, 630-543-6811,