Kalkomey, the online source for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is offering a 25% discount on hunter and boating education certification programs through April 22.
The discounts for the online courses are a response to the cancellation of in-person courses because of the coronavirus.
Anyone taking Arkansas hunter or boating education courses may visit the following websites and enter the codes for their discount:
With turkey season begun, the online hunter education course is a convenient way to keep safety in everyone's mind while in the woods this spring. The increased amount of boaters and kayakers on the water during this time of social distancing also makes it a good time to get up to date with boating education requirements.
Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat or sailboat, must have successfully completed an approved AGFC Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a motorboat or sailboat on Arkansas water.
To operate a motorboat powered by an engine of 10 horsepower or more, a person must be 12 or older, or be under the direct supervision of a person at least 18 years old.
To operate a personal watercraft, a person must be 16 or older, be 12 to 15 years old and be under the direct supervision of a person at least 18 years old, or be under 12 and be under the direct supervision of a person at least 21 years old.
Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card to hunt in Arkansas. Children under 16 may hunt without hunter education as long as they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 years old. There is no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter education. However, the educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level.
Anyone 16 and older may take and pass the hunter education course in its entirety online.
Anyone under 16 may take and pass the hunter education course online but must complete an in-person completion course and test.