NRA donates more than $170,000 to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

The NRA’s free online hunter education course is recognized by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association of America was pleased to present a $173,911 donation to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for its residents to use the NRA’s free, award-winning online hunter education course. Peter Churchbourne, director of the NRA Hunter Leadership Forum, presents a ceremonial check during a meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission on September 16, 2022 in Spencer, TN.

“We are very appreciative of partnering with the NRA to provide free, fully online hunter education to all Tennesseans,” said Jenifer Wisniewski, director of marketing and special projects for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “This course is truly groundbreaking and the best course out there for someone looking to get their hunter education online. We are also grateful for the funding the agency receives as a result of our residents taking this course.”

Funds received by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency can be used to apply for Pittman-Robertson grants that would result in the state receiving more than $521,000 in federal matching funds to support hunting, conservation and shooting programs in Tennessee.

“We are pleased that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has adopted our free hunter education alternative and that they have taken advantage of the opportunity to use the combination to receive funds from Pittman-Robertson,” said Mr. Churchbourne. “It’s good to see all your hard work come full circle to benefit your agency and the residents of your state.”

Designed and provided by the organization that created the first hunter education program in the United States in 1949, the NRA Hunter Education online course offers a new and comprehensive approach to hunter education. The 15-chapter online sequence features eye-catching videos, eye-catching charts and diagrams, interactive modules, audio recordings, and dozens of action photos presented in engaging, easily accessible components that provide the best method for teaching future hunters. lessons they will remember for the rest of their lives.

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Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is the oldest sports and civil rights group in the United States. With more than five million members, the NRA continues to defend the Second Amendment and advocates for the enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association continues to be the national leader in firearms education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Follow the NRA on social media at and Twitter @NRA.