Hunter Education Classroom Course - 07/22/2017 - (202495)

Class #202495

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Jul 22
09:00 am - 02:00 pm
Government Canyon State Natural Area
12861 Galm Road
San Antonio, TX 78254
Instructor: John Thompson

About the Course

This course is designed for novice or young hunters, ages 9 years and above. The course covers the core competencies of firearm and hunting safety, hunting ethics and wildlife conservation. All materials are provided. The Hunter Education Classroom Course lasts a maximum of 6 hours of classroom instruction. This time does not include registration, breaks, test administration and certification card distribution. Courses are offered across the state year round and are taught by certified volunteer instructors. The fee for the certification is $15. Some instructors may apply additional charges for the class, such as range or facility fees. Pre-registration is required. Check with the instructor for directions and any special instructions prior to going to class.

Be sure to verify with the instructor that the class you are registering for is the Classroom Course.

You may also contact your local Texas Parks and Wildlife Department office or call TPWD Austin headquarters at 1-800-792-1112, ext. 4999.

When you arrive at the course:

  1. Pay the fee to the instructor.
  2. Attend the entire course.
  3. Take the written exam and get at least 75% correct to pass.
  4. Upon successful completion, you may receive a temporary card from the instructor. You may legally hunt with a valid Texas hunting license and your temporary certification card. Your permanent Texas Hunter Education certification card will be available for downloading and printing from your Account Profile.
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INSTRUCTOR NOTES: Hunter Education Class at Government Canyon State Natural Area (GCSNA) 12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-9055 Instructor: Jack Thompson 9:00 am until finished – flexible but usually around 1:00 pm DO NOT BRING FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION INTO GCSNA Students without a driving license will need a parent or guardian present to sign their registration form. You are welcome to stay with your student. If you decide to leave please ensure the student has a way to contact you. Once they start the written test we are usually done in 30-45 minutes. If you leave be aware of the time it takes to return and re-enter the park including the wait at the pay gate. From Culebra/FM 471 & 1604 intersection (Alamo Ranch area) head away from on San Antonio. You will pass William Howard Taft High School on your left and then cross FM 1560. You will also see the National Shooting Complex on the left and about 500 yards past the fence line you will turn right onto Galm Road at the Shell gas station. Follow Galm Road until you come to a round-about, enter the round-about and take the second right off of it. The Park Fee Booth opens at 0900, but you can enter early and come straight to Parking Area "A". If the Fee Booth is manned tell them you are a Hunter Education student and you will be able to enter FREE. Pay particular attention to the speed limit and watch for people and animals while driving in the park. Enter GCSNA and follow the road about a mile to the Fee collection booth. Continue on the road until you come to a stop sign. Go straight and follow he signs to Parking lot A/B where you can park. You will see a water tower above the tree line. Walk in that direction and follow the path to the training area. We will be in the screened Exhibit Hall near the park store, restrooms and water fountain. Bring your own lunch and drinks. The store usually has soda and candy bars, but there is NO food. Bring a #2 pencil, highlighter and a pen. Books and other materials are provided. Cost for the class is $15.00. This will be collected in the first hour. Please bring exact cash this is a state park not a bank!