Hunter Education Classroom Course - 02/16/2019 - (493349)

Class #493349

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Feb 16
09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Austin Rifle Club - Classroom - Field Day Classes
16200 Littig Rd Manor, Texas
Manor, TX 78653
Classes at the Austin Rifle Club have additional fees to cover range use, liability coverage, and facilities fees of $20 per student. Add the TP&W course fee and the total is $35 per student. Directions: These classes are taught at the Austin Rifle Club Education Building ARC is located outside Manor, Texas. Traveling east on 290 there is an intersection just pass the Walmart. Turn right onto loop 212 ( FM 973 ) Less than a half mile down loop 212 is a T intersection with Old Highway 20, turn left onto it. About a mile down the road it will intersect Old Kimbro / Littig road , turn right, cross the tracts, turn left onto Littig. Travel down Littig about a mile - cross the RR tracts and continue on another mile. On your left at the top of a knoll is the ARC Education building. turn left through the manual gate and park. If you go beyond there is another ARC gate at the bottom of the knoll. It is for members and is electronic. Do not use the members gate. Do not phone ARC management, they can not help. . Classes at this location include live fire with a selection of hunting guns including, 22 LR rimfire, 20 ga shotgun and a 357 deer rifle. . . There are additional fees to cover classroom rental, range use, liability coverage, and facilities fees of $20 per student. Add the TP&W course fee and the total is $35 per student.Get directions
Instructor: Thomas Seitz

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.
  More questions? Check our FAQ page.
This class offering includes live fire and is best for students with limited experience with firearms that would benefit from live fire experience with multiple guns including shotguns & deer rifles.
The Austin Rifle Club fee for range use, facilities, and liability coverage adds  $20 per student.
Thus the class  price is $35 per student.
All will need to sign a release of liability . 
                                       #1)    BASIC  
                                 CLASSROOM COURSE
#1)     Basic Hunter Education / Safety Certification Class
          This is a 6 - 7 hour of classroom instruction & test.  
           It is complete in itself.  (  9 AM to 5:30 PM )

This  include a multiple choice test requiring 75% correct to pass.   That leads to the required certification to go hunting unattended.
Note:   Times vary by class size and structure. 

Note:   If your concerned about your child absorbing the material or their test taking,  I recommend using  the On-line as a pre-study / homework.  Then take the Basic classroom version to repeat / reinforce the material and add learning / comprehension.

I truly want everyone of my student to due well / pass the test and
I've had good success.
  CLASSROOM Course  SYLLABUS : (9 AM-5:30 PM)
-  History of hunting &
    Foundation of Hunter Education in the U.S.
-  Safety  in the Outdoors
-  Game / target identification ( A Focus for Texas )
-  Planning your hunt

-   LUNCH   (   11:300 AM  -  12:30  PM )
-   Fundamentals  of  weapons / firearms -  
       A hunter's perspective
-  Outdoor Trail Skills
                -  SAFETY,  safe hunting,  
                 -  LEGAL  &  NOT LEGAL 
                      basics for  hunting.
                 -  ETHICS   -  
                     basic issues in sportmenship for  hunting.


-     Live Fire  
      -  22 on paper targets  @ short range  
         for all student
      -  20 gauge with  birdshot on milk jugs 
         ( Instructor's option )
      -   357 magnum rifle on milk jugs 
          ( Instructor's option ) 
      -  Shotgun -  rifles slug on  water bucket 
                             ( One last  big splash )

    ( Must be tall enough to shoot above table )
Key points for this class:

A) Please bring pen and notepad for taking notes.
B) Please bring a set of ear  and eye protection for Live Fire
C) Dress appropriately for the outside weather: hats, coats, 
and / or sunscreen.
D) Likewise  bring water / drinks for during class.
     We will break for about an hour for lunch. 
     You may bring your  own lunch or go out.
     There is nothing at the range but there are
      fast food 1 mile away or back in Manor
E) Registration for the class is done on-line
      Check-in / payments are made at the beginning of class.
G)  If a student is under 9 years old 
      they must be accompanied at the class.
H) Only those requesting a certificate of completion  will be charged for the class,
I)  All will need to sign a release of liability . 

I.E.  Parents are welcome to monitor / audit the class for free.

J) Minor students must have a parent or guardian with them at the     
beginning of the course to sign their release.   
LOCATION:      Austin Rifle Club Education Building, 16200 Littig Road, Manor, TX 78653    The education building can be seen from Littig road &  has its  own access from Littig road.
Travel east out of Austin  on 290  to Manor.
Just pass the Walmart on the south side of 290
At County Rd   973  /  Loop 212
Turn  right  / south  on Loop 212   /  County Rd. 973
proceed a short ways till 973       T       intersects  with Old Highway 20.    
 Turn left and proceed east down Old Highway 20
About a mile down  the road will have an intersection / termination with 
Old Kimbro Rd & Littig Rd.  ( Old Kimbro  also comes off 290 like 973 did )
 Turn across the RR tracks  then left and proceed on down Littig Rd.
Littig runs parallel  to  and will cross the RR tracks again  .  About 1 mile down Littig  is the Austin Rifle Club. ( on your left )   Education Bld. 16200 Littig Rd. 
 Don't use The electronic gate at the bottom of the knoll; it's for Members.
 Use the education building entrance on top of a knoll.  It has a manual gate. 
   TPWD Hunter Education Course at Austin Rifle Club  
This class is taught in accordance with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after September 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course; The minimum age of certification is 9 years. To hunt in Texas if you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and are:
under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied
age 9-16, you must successfully complete a hunter education course, or you must be accompanied *
age 17 and over, you must successfully complete a hunter education course or purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral” and you must be accompanied *
accompanied means: by a person who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before 9/2/71), and you must be within normal voice control.

Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting.
Certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.
We plan to have live fire exercises.
 If so, firearms and ammo will be provided for use. 
My Live fire is not a test of marksmanship or a  requirement for the Basic course, Knowledge of safe firearm handling techniques is the course requirement.
This Live Fire exercise is intended to be fun and expose the shooter to multiple
types of shooting including:  22 rimfire for plinking and small game,  20 ga shotgun for field hunting and the 357 as a low end big game gun.  Live fire starts with 22 long rifle rimfire.  This is a very low / almost nil recoil.    Shooting  will be at range G  ( a range specifically designed for hunter ed students / close range shooting.    )   Thus it's lots of fun and a safe environment.  The recoil / kick is minimal for even the 357.   Shooting for fun is an option that the student shooter makes.   Parents are encouraged to support whatever decision a youth hunter makes  and   to be an observer during live fire.
Minors not demonstrating competent gun handling   experience will have  restricted  live fire opportunities
Minors under 9 years old will not shoot in the live fire exercise.
Shooters must be able to stand with their shoulders above the shooting table.
 If the student demonstrates safe gun handling techniques and can put rounds on target,  then they may get the option for  the additional shooting / weapons / calibers
( I try to have water jugs available, they seem to be popular )
While on the range,  the Range Master / Range Safety Officer has complete authority over shooting to promote & improve range safety.   All activities on the range are subject to the Range Master approval.
  Shooting is not required to pass the course.
At the time of class we will complete registration.  You may pay in cash or be prepared to write a check. 
I can not process credit cards.