Study at Home
If you prefer to work at your own pace, Ohio also offers a home-study version of hunter education. The home-study manual is available as a single download PDF file, or as individual downloadable chapters. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these files.
How to study at home
We recommend tackling one chapter at a time, and answering all review questions on the provided answer sheet. Each completed answer sheet will be required for a final classroom session prior to finishing the course.
Completing the course
The final completion session usually lasts 3 to 4 hours, and will be led by a Division of Wildlife employee or certified instructor volunteer. It will include firearm safety training and other topics.
Each home study chapter review quiz must be presented at the completion session. Completion sessions include the same 100-question final certification test as the instructor-led course. Be sure to bring a pen or pencil so you can take the test.
Trapper home study
All trapper education may be completed through home-study guides. Final trapper testing is also completed at home.
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