Online Course and Virtual Field Day*
HunterCourse and Virtual Field Day* certification option is available to Minnesota Residents 18 and older that are required to have Firearms Safety Hunter Education certification to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota or other States.
Attention: the Virtual Field Day is NOT available to students who began the online course BEFORE July 3, 2013. You will be required to meet with a Volunteer Instructor and complete a Field Day.
Minnesota residents 18 and older may complete the Minnesota Online Firearms Safety and Virtual Field Day Course to receive their MN Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certificate.
Steps to Receive your Firearms Safety Certification:
- Step 1: Log onto huntercourse.com/usa/minnesota/ and complete the course, pay a separate course fee of $24.95 upon completion to receive a Voucher* and instructions.
- Step 2: log on to www.mndnr.gov and complete the MN DNR ELS Instructions to self-certification, pay the online DNR Course Fee of $7.50 and print your certificate.
*Adult students who have little or no firearms experience are encouraged to attend an optional Field Day led by a DNR Certified Firearm Safety Instructor. They will take you through many hands-on hunting and firearms related activities like those shown on the Interactive Field Day Map.
To locate and sign up for an optional Field Day in your area, go to the Minnesota DNR website at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms_isa/index.html#calendar. You will not be admitted to the Field Day without a valid HUNTERcourse.com Field Day Voucher*. Additional fee(s) may be required.