NEWS RELEASE Sept. 9, 2011 For immediate release Updates to Louisiana's online hunter safety course help students learn the skills they need to be safe and successful DALLAS — New features have been added to Louisiana's online hunter safety course that will provide students with a high quality educational experience that is easy and fun. One feature that remains the same is students can study for free at www.hunter-ed.com/Louisiana, paying only when they pass their hunter certification exam. The new version of hunter-ed.com/Louisiana offers an optional narration feature allowing students to listen, read or both. Exam questions also are read out loud and include illustrations to help students recall what they've learned. In addition, Louisiana's online hunter safety course is designed to engage students with a combination of short text blocks and detailed illustrations and animations. Using this mix of teaching methods helps students quickly grasp course concepts, rather than get bogged down reading long pages of text. Plus, they can study the material at hunter-ed.com/Louisiana at their convenience. "Enhancements to our online hunter education course will be a great asset to our users in Louisiana," said John Sturgis, education program manager for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. "The narration feature that is now included with the exam questions will be especially user friendly. We recognize that people have different learning styles and some comprehend better through auditory means. Accommodating those different styles is an important aspect in student training." Students who must receive their hunter education certification to obtain a hunting license pay a one-time fee of $15, which is due only if they pass the test. Students can take the test as many times as they need to pass it. To complete all hunter education requirements for Louisiana, students must pass the online and field day portions of the hunter safety course. Before taking the final online exam, students should check Louisiana's field day schedule to ensure a field day is offered in their area. (http://www.hunter-ed.com/Louisiana/field_day.html) Hunters born on or after Sept. 1, 1969, must successfully complete a hunter safety course to hunt in Louisiana. In addition, students must be at least 10 years old to take the course. Those who take the course at hunter-ed.com/Louisiana learn the same material that is presented in the classroom course, which includes ethics and responsibility, wildlife management and conservation, understanding firearms and ammunition, safe firearms handling and personal safety in the outdoors. Hunter-ed.com has been reviewed and approved by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. To take this course, visit http://www.hunter-ed.com/Louisiana. About Kalkomey Kalkomey, parent company of hunter-ed.com, 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 since 1995. We provide safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle (ORV) and snowmobile operation. For more information, visit http://www.kalkomey.com/.