Oneida, TN (2017-09-12) Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 must take and successfully complete an Agency approved hunter education program in order to hunt. Persons interested in becoming certified in Hunter Education need to register now for class to be held in October.
The hunter education course is taught free-of-charge and consists of at least ten (10) hours of classroom participation and a live fire exercise. Students will develop the correct attitude toward firearms and hunting, receive knowledge of firearms and archery, wildlife management, hunter responsibility, survival and first aid, home firearms safety, safety afield, firing range procedures and field care of game animals. In addition, graduates of the Tennessee course may hunt in any state that requires hunter education training prior to the purchase of a license.
The next local course will be taught October 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and October 7th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Army National Guard Armory located near the airport in Oneida.
As of January 1, 2013, everyone taking a hunter education in Tennessee must register for the class online. Simply go to the TWRA website at TNWildlife.org and then look under the Hunter Education section. You will then be given options to search for a class near you. Complete the registration before class begins in order to ensure a seat in that class.
If you do not have computer access, you may try the local library or call the regional office in Morristown at (423) 587-7037 or 1-800-332-0900 for further assistance.