NRA partners with NAFWS to offer free online education for hunters

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association’s award-winning Hunter Education FREE online course is now available to any federally recognized Native American tribe, including tribal members of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society. This is the latest addition as the NRA works to make the course available to hunters in all 50 states. Since the program’s inception in 2017, the NRA has provided FREE online hunter education to nearly 150,000 students, fueling interest and expansion by new hunters and shooters across the country.

The Native American Fish & Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is a national tribal organization incorporated in 1983 to develop a national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined management of tribal fish and wildlife.

“We express our gratitude to the National Rifle Association for extending its free online hunter education program to our individual and tribal members of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS),” said Don Reiter, president of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society. . “This important step forward not only enhances tribal hunting sovereignty, but also recognizes the importance of recognizing and supporting Native American hunters.”

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society joins Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia as states accepting NRA Hunter Education as a prerequisite for the hunting license. . The NAFWS NRA Hunter Education online course can be accessed at

“The NRA developed this free online course with one primary goal in mind: to make it easier for new hunters to get into the field,” said Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr., NRA Executive Director of General Operations. ��We are pleased to partner with the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society to bring this program at no cost to all of their tribal members. NRA has been and will continue to be the leader in providing the best hunter education and training in the country.”

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

All of this instruction is available at the students’ fingertips, whenever and wherever they can complete it. Removing the sometimes prohibitive cost barrier of other online courses, the NRA Online Hunter Education course is available completely free of charge, encouraging new hunters to get started and making it easier for experienced hunters to get started. review the material again.

To take the NRA Hunter Education online course or learn more, visit

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