Texas

Contact Information
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Rd.
Austin , Texas 78744
Phone: 800-792-1112 Ext. 4999
Fax: (512) 389-8042

Replacement Hunter Safety Card Information: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/hunter_education/cardform.phtml
Web Sites
Main Web Site:  (http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/)
Hunter Education Web Site:  (http://www.tpwd.texas..gov/education/hunter-education)

Hunter Education Requirement
Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Minimum age of certification is 9 years. Single-day in-person course cost is $15. Persons 17 years of age and older have the option of taking a course in person or online. The cost of an approved online course varies by provider. Visit TPWD web site for information about various course options. If you were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, and you are: • under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied*. • age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete a hunter education course or be accompanied*. • age 17 and over, you must successfully complete a hunter education course (including an online-only option); or purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral” and be accompanied**. Hunter Education Deferral (cost: $10) – Allows a person 17 years of age or older who has not completed a hunter education program to defer completion for up to one year. A deferral may only be obtained once and is only valid until the end of the current license year. A person who has been convicted or has received deferred adjudication for violation of the mandatory hunter education requirement is prohibited from applying for a deferral. **Accompanied means: By a person (resident or non-resident) who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control, (Preferably within physical control). Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Note: Certification is NOT required to purchase a hunting license. Note: Bowhunter education does NOT substitute for Hunter Education certification.

Hunter Orange Requirement
All hunters and persons accompanying a hunter on National Forests and Grasslands, must wear a minimum of 144 square inches of Hunter Orange visible on both the chest and back plus a Hunter Orange cap or hat. Call the US Forest Service and US Army Corps of Engineers for more information.

Hunter Education Instructor Association
Texas Hunter Education Instructor Association
http://theiatexas.org
College Station (Denise) , Texas
Contact:Lindsay Hodgdon, President
Phone: 979-845-4865 (Denise)
Email: info@texastrainingcrew.com
 
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