NEWS RELEASE Sept. 27, 2011 For immediate release Upgrades to several states' hunter-ed.com courses help students learn how to be safe and successful Several of the state-specific hunter safety courses available at hunter-ed.com now offer a variety of new features designed to provide 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, paying only when they pass their hunter certification exam. The new version of hunter-ed.com offers an optional narration feature that allows students to listen, read or both. Exam questions also are read out loud and include illustrations to help students recall what they've learned. "Our online hunter safety courses are designed to engage students with a combination of short text blocks and detailed illustrations and animations," said Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey Enterprises Inc., parent company of hunter-ed.com. "Using this combination of teaching tools is much more effective at helping students understand the material than reading long pages of text. Plus, they can study the material at hunter-ed.com at their convenience." The following state-specific courses were revamped to include features such as narration and illustrated exam questions: http://www.hunter-ed.com/Louisiana http://www.hunter-ed.com/Colorado http://www.hunter-ed.com/Kansas http://www.hunter-ed.com/Michigan http://www.hunter-ed.com/Maryland http://www.hunter-ed.com/NewHampshire http://www.hunter-ed.com/Texas http://www.hunter-ed.com/Mississippi http://www.hunter-ed.com/Nevada Students who must receive their hunter education certification to obtain a hunting license pay a one-time fee, which is due only if they pass the test. Students can take the test as many times as they need to pass it. After passing the exam at hunter-ed.com, students should immediately print out a field day qualifier certificate, which admits them to a field day in their state (if applicable). Many states require students to pre-register for their field day, so hunter education coordinators advise students to visit their state wildlife agency website to sign up for a field day before they take the online course. The contents at hunter-ed.com are developed in conjunction with the state agency responsible for hunter education. Students who use hunter-ed.com will study the same content used in classroom courses. This online course is offered in more than 30 states, so students are encouraged to visit www.hunter-ed.com to find a course customized for their state. 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 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/. Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/Kalkomey.