NEWS RELEASE Sept. 29, 2011 For immediate release For more information, contact: Tammy Sapp Kalkomey firstname.lastname@example.org 803-522-2138 Online hunter safety course upgraded to help Texas students learn how to be safe and successful Texas students taking the online hunter safety course at www.hunter-ed.com/Texas will experience 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 hunter-ed.com/Texas, paying only when they pass their hunter certification exam. The new version of hunter-ed.com/Texas 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. In addition, Texas'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/Texas at their convenience. Students who must receive their hunter education certification to obtain a hunting license pay a one-time fee of $24.50, 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 the hunter education requirements for Texas, students must pass both the online and field day portions of the hunter education safety course. After taking the online course, students should sign up for the field day. (http://www.hunter-ed.com/Texas/field_day.html) Texas requires all hunters born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, to successfully complete a hunter education course. The minimum age for certification is 9 years old. Hunter-ed.com has been reviewed and approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and contains the same hunter safety content as the classroom course. To take this course, visit www.hunter-ed.com/Texas. 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/.