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NEWS RELEASE 
September 9, 2010	


Hunter-ed.com selected to provide Tennessee online hunter safety course

Hunter-ed.com has launched a new Tennessee hunter education course, just in time for fall hunting seasons. Students take the fast-paced hunter safety course online when it fits their schedule, then complete their hunter education certification by attending a field day led by Tennessee hunter safety instructors. Students completing the hunter education course may then purchase a Tennessee hunting license. 

DALLAS — Geared toward young people, hunter-ed.com's hunting safety course is narrated, so students can listen, read or both. Quiz questions are read out loud and include pictures to help students recall what they've learned. Hundreds of detailed illustrations and animations give students a clear idea of what to expect once they're in the field. Although it's kid-friendly, the hunting and firearm safety content is comprehensive. (www.hunter-ed.com/tennessee)

"Because students complete the hunter education study requirements at home, the field day component can include more hands-on training," said Randy Huskey, hunter education administrator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. "After a brief review and written test, our hunter safety instructors assess students' firearm handling skills and lead a live-fire session. We are very familiar with hunter-ed.com's Tennessee hunter safety course and expect these students to be well-prepared at their field day."

In addition to the online hunter education option, TWRA officials selected hunter-ed.com to provide hunter safety courses via CD-ROM and traditional classroom student manuals. 

 "TWRA first approached hunter-ed.com in 2004 to help us update our hunter education classroom manual," Huskey said. "They update our content annually and really stay on top of things. For example, a few years ago, hunter-ed.com extensively revised their tree stand safety section to make students aware of the latest hunter safety guidelines and equipment."

Since 2002, more than one million students have taken a hunter-ed.com hunter education course. 

"We are gratified that so many state agencies and students have selected hunter-ed.com to be their hunter education partner," said Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc. "Hunter-ed.com continually innovates so that we can introduce more folks to the rich heritage of hunting. Our motto is 'Get safe, get certified' so you can maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors. These days, very few people can devote an entire weekend or multiple weeknights to take a classroom hunting course. The hunter-ed.com online course saves time and money, and opens up hunting opportunities for young people."

Successfully completing a hunter education course is mandatory for most Tennessee hunting license buyers born on or after January 1, 1969. Hunter-ed.com's Tennessee hunter safety course material is free to the public. Students pay $24.50 to print out a field day qualifier voucher that admits them to a field day.

Hunter-ed.com is a division of Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., which publishes more than 190 hunter education products selected by 48 states. For more information about official hunter safety courses and state requirements for hunter education, visit www.hunter-ed.com.

About Kalkomey
Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc. is the official provider of recreational safety education materials for all 50 states. Our print and Internet safety courses have been providing official safety certification for states since 1995. We provide safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle (ORV) and snowmobile operation. For more information, visit the Kalkomey Enterprises website at www.kalkomey.com/.

Recreational Online Safety Education
www.boat-ed.com
www.hunter-ed.com
www.bowhunter-ed.com
www.offroad-ed.com
www.snowmobile-ed.com