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Oklahoma: Wildlife Department Partners With NRA for Safety

Oklahoma: Wildlife Department Partners With NRA for Safety

Good news for hunters in the Sooner State: In early October, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation announced that it was partnering with the NRA to offer free online hunter education courses that will help people become safe, legal and ethical hunters.

KFOR-TV spoke to Lance Meek, hunter education coordinator for the wildlife department, who was thrilled with the new collaborative effort. “This free course from the NRA will allow us to maintain high-quality hunter education training at no cost to the Wildlife Department or our hunters.”

Once the current course is replaced with the NRA offering, residents ages 10 and older will be able to complete it and receive their hunter education certificate. Topics include firearms safety and wildlife conservation and identification.

“We’ve always tried to make classes convenient for our hunters,” Meek said. “The online class is great because it allows students to take the course at their own pace, even over the course of several days.”

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