NRA Partners with NAFWS to Deliver Free Online Hunter Education

The National Rifle Association’s FREE, award-winning Hunter Education online course is now available to any federally recognized Native American tribe.

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posted on June 8, 2023
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The National Rifle Association’s FREE, award-winning Hunter Education online course is now available to any federally recognized Native American tribe, which includes tribal members of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society. This is 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 150,000 students FREE online hunter education, fostering the interest and expansion of new hunters and shooters across the country.

The Native American Fish & Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is a national tribal organization incorporated in 1983 to develop a national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

"We express our gratitude to the National Rifle Association for extending their free online hunter education program to our individual and Tribal members of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS),” said Don Reiter, president of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society. “This significant step forward not only enhances Tribal hunting sovereignty but also acknowledges the importance of recognizing and supporting Native American hunters."

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society joins Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia as states that accept NRA Hunter Education as a prerequisite for hunting licensure. The NAFWS NRA Hunter Education online course can be accessed at www.TRIBESHE.org.

“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,” said Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr., executive director of NRA General Operations. "We are pleased to partner with the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society to bring this no-cost program to all their tribal members. NRA has been and will continue to be the leader in providing the very best hunter education and training in the country.”

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.

 

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