Hunter Education Courses Receive Awards

It’s an honor to be able to help pass on the hunting heritage and safety via hunter education courses. Many of us instructors wish we could help teach you all. However, we are usually spread thin, and that’s why the NRA online hunter education course is a new addition that has become a valuable one. It’s terrific to see that their course is an award-winning one. If you’re looking for ways to learn about hunting, this is one of several.

NRA Online Hunter Education Course Recognized with Media Industry Awards

FAIRFAX, Va. – NRA Hunter Education has received seven “Telly” Awards and two Horizon Interactive Awards for its free online course, which launched in 2017 to help new hunters of all ages learn how to be safe and responsible members of the hunting community.

Telly Awards

In the 39th Annual Telly Awards, the program’s “Understanding Rifling” video achieved a gold award in the non-broadcast use of animation category, plus three bronze awards in the competition’s non-broadcast use of 2D animation, non-broadcast education, and non-broadcast motions graphics/design categories. The “Importance of Hunter Education” video was also honored, receiving silver and bronze Tellys in the non-broadcast use of 2D animation category and a bronze award in the non-broadcast education category.

The Telly Awards honor film and video productions, web commercials, and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. They annually receive more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents that are judged by more than 200 leading industry experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks.

Horizon Interactive Awards

The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international media competition, also recently announced the winners of its 2017 competition, highlighting the “best of the best” in interactive media production. NRA was honored to be recognized for the NRA Hunter Education website with a silver award in the training/e-learning category and a bronze award in the instructional video category.

NRA’s Hunter Education program

“The National Rifle Association will continue to lead the way to preserve our rich hunting heritage within our shores and indeed across the globe. Our groundbreaking online Hunter Education course represents just one way how the NRA is building and investing the next generation of hunters and conservationists,” said Josh Powell, NRA chief of staff and executive director of General Operations. “We are proud of our long history and investment in defending hunter’s rights and please be assured that, through our training programs and other efforts to protect hunting in the U.S., we will build a better future for this great heritage.”

Designed and provided by the organization that built the first-ever hunter education program in the United States in 1949, the new course offers a fresh and fully comprehensive approach to hunter education. The 15-chapter, online sequence features attention-grabbing videos, eye-catching graphics and diagrams, interactive modules, audio recordings and dozens of action photos presented in appealing, easy-to-access 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 students’ fingertips, whenever and wherever they are able to complete it.

Removing the sometimes prohibitive cost barrier of traditional courses, the NRA Online Hunter Education course is completely FREE—encouraging new hunters to take the first step and making it easier for seasoned hunters to revisit the material. Currently Connecticut, Florida and Oregon have fully functional courses available at, and NRA Hunter Services is working to make it available to hunters in all 50 states.

“Understanding Rifling” can be viewed here:

About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Nearly six million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

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