Hunters who need to complete an Iowa hunter safety course before getting their hunting license now can get started on their official training at

“The Iowa online hunter education course at is approved by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The course teaches the same state-approved content that we use in the classroom, so students can expect a high-quality education online,” said Megan Wisecup, hunter education administrator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “With the new videos and the ability to take the course even on a smartphone, this is a great option for those Iowa students who wish to take the online course to satisfy the home study portion of hunter education.” features new hunter safety videos that are designed to be fun to watch while presenting important safety information. These short videos cover safety topics such as tree stand hunting safety, firearms safety, hunting from a ground blind, effectiveness of blaze orange and more. For more information or to take the online portion of the course, visit

Students also can take their Iowa hunter safety course on a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, laptop or Internet TV. The course pages will automatically adjust to fit any device with no app required so the videos, graphics and animations are always easy to see. Plus, students can log in and out of the course, and their progress will be saved. This allows students to study and complete the course at their own pace.

In order to complete the Iowa Department of Natural Resources hunter education requirements, Iowa law requires anyone 12 to 17 years to pass both the online and field day portions of the Iowa hunter education course. For those 18 years of age or older, students can complete the Iowa adult hunter certification exam online in order to complete hunter education requirements.  For more information on Iowa laws and regulations, or to start a course, visit

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