Hunter-ed.com is a quick fix for when you need a Hunter Safety Course... if you can handle it, that is.
Recently, I found myself in a fairly urgent need for a hunter safety course. This fall, I'm applying for an out-of-state tag for mule deer out in Colorado. As it just so happens, Colorado requires a hunter safety course if you wish to purchase one of those tags. So, before I could apply, that had to happen. After a few searches in my local area, I couldn't find any that I could make work. That's when I stumbled upon Hunter-ed.com.
This online hunter safety course offer a 100% certified certificate on a state by state basis for just about every state in the US. You also don't even have to pay for the class unless you pass. It didn't sound bad and sitting in front of my computer for a few hours sounded like something I could handle. With that in mind, I signed up and started in right away.
Seven hours later, I was ready to pull out my hair. The bottle of whiskey under my kitchen sink was screaming my name, but after putting in that much time and effort into an online class, by God, I was going to pass. Finally, that last tutorial ended, and it was on to the final exam. Not much to my surprise, it was every question I had taken previously during the individual module exercises and I passed it with ease.
It was one of the happiest moments of my year so far, and largely because I could say it was finally over.
The material itself was very straightforward. I understood all the content and it was laid out professionally and effectively. It taught very valuable information and it was only about $20. For all that, it was awesome. What drove me absolutely insane was the inability to move to the next page until a timer ticked down to zero. It was only at that moment could I make progress to the next page.
When you read a page in 45 seconds, but there are still four minutes to wait to move on, time stands still and the blood pressure rises. For this reason only, I caution you on this route.
Overall, I was happy with my experience. I needed a hunter safety course and Hunter-ed.com delivered. If I needed to go back and do it again, I probably would. However, if an in-person course had been available to me, I bet I would have gotten a little more out of it.