In some states, hunters are required to attend a hunter safety course and acquire a hunter safety card before being allowed to hunt. The courses are generally administered by the department of natural resources, department of fish and wildlife or other licensing agency. Information on course locations can usually be obtained from a local big game license vendor. Courses usually take place over a weekend and cover the following topics: identification of different types of firearms, safe handling of firearms, safe hunting practices and techniques, big game species identification, proper handling of acquired game animals, and state hunting laws. Once the course material is completed, a test is administered to the participants. If the participants score well enough on the exam, they are issued a hunter safety card.
A person with a disability may wish to ask one or more of the following questions before attending a hunter safety course: Is the location of the course physically accessible? If I use adaptive equipment, such as for shooting a firearm, do I need to bring it to the course? Is the course material available in alternative formats, such as Braille, large print, audio, etc? Will a sign language interpreter be available during the course?
The agency responsible for the administration of a hunter safety course should be contacted by the person with a disability for answers to these questions and/or requests for accommodations.