Hunter Education Classroom Course - 08/17/2019 - (563718)

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Aug 17
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
COPPERHEAD CREEK SHOOTING CLUB
7030 E FM 1431
MARBLE FALLS, TX 78654
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ There is an additional $10 fee for those students that participate in the range live fire exercise.Get directions
Instructor: Maurice Dowdy
E-mail: mostxhuntered@yahoo.com

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.
Hunter Education Classroom Course - 08/17/2019
Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Copperhead Creek Shooting Club
7030 E FM 1431
Marble Falls, TX 78654
Phone: (830) 265-4956
Website: www.copperheadclub.com

Instructor: Maurice Dowdy
E-mail: mostxhuntered@yahoo.com

Classes at this location include live fire with a selection of hunting 
guns including .22 rimfire rifles and 20 gauge shotgun. Thus, there 
are additional fees to cover range use, liability coverage, and 
facilities fees of $10 per student. Add the Texas Parks & Wildlife
 course fee and the total is $25 per student. At the time of class, we 
will complete registration. You may pay in cash or be prepared to 
write a check. The instructor cannot process credit cards.

The Copperhead Creek Shooting Club is located on and is part of 
the Hidden Falls Adventure Park. All class participants will 
need to check in at the main gate of the park in order to be issued
 a guest placard for their vehicle prior to proceeding to the gun 
club. For more information on the Copperhead Creek Shooting Club 
at the Hidden Falls Adventure Park refer to website: 
www.copperheadclub.com

All class participants will need to check in and sign a release 
of liability for the range and complete class registration at the 
range club house prior to attending the course which will be held 
at that same building.

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. Preregistration 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:
Check in with the class instructor.
Pay the fee to the instructor.
Attend the entire course.
Take the written exam and get at least 75% correct to pass.

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 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter 
Education FAQ page. Register now.

The actual class is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with an option for 
live fire that extends the class from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

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 and 
rifles. Since this class includes a live fire exercise, all 
participants will need to sign a gun club release of liability 
in order to participate.

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BASIC HUNTER EDUCATION CERTIFICATION 
CLASSROOM COURSE
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CLASSROOM Course SYLLABUS : (9 AM - 4:00 PM)
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- 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 ( 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM )
- Fundamentals of weapons / firearms - A hunter's perspective
- Outdoor Trail Skills

THE CORE OF HUNTER EDUCATION
- SAFETY, safe hunting
- LEGAL & NOT LEGAL
- Basics for hunting
- ETHICS - basic issues in sportsmanship for hunting
- SUMMARY - SHOOT or DON"T SHOOT

- TESTING

- Live Fire

o .22 LR rifles on paper targets or clay birds at short range
  for all students. Students may also fire on steel swinger targets
  at 50 yards.

o 20 gauge shotgun with birdshot on stationary clay bird targets
  (optional)

Students must be large enough to fire a rifle or shotgun offhand. 
As per range rules, students under the age of 18 must have a 
parent or guardian present during live fire.
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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. It is highly 
     recommended that you bring your own lunch. There is a 
     lunch trailer available on the complex, but it is one 
     mile from the classroom. With the exception of that, 
     the nearest restaurant is in the town of Marble
     Falls. Soft drinks and bottled water are available 
     for purchase at the range club house, but the club 
     does not serve food.
E) Registration for the class is done on-line.  Check-in / 
     payments are made at the beginning of class.
F) DO NOT BRING ANY FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION
G) If a student is under 9 years old, they must be 
     accompanied at the class. Parents are welcome to 
     attend and monitor/audit the class for free.
H) Only those requesting a certificate of completion 
     will be charged the $15 TPWCD fee for the class. 
     All those who participate in the Live Fire portion
     of the class will need to pay the $10 range fee.
I)  All will need to sign a release of liability.
J)  Minor students must have a parent or guardian with 
     them at the beginning of the course to sign their release.

Note: If you are concerned about your child absorbing the 
material or their test taking, I recommend using the On-line 
course 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 students to do well, pass the test, 
and learn to be a safe hunter. I've had good success.
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We plan to have live fire exercises.

Firearms and ammo will be provided by the instructor for the live 
fire exercises.

The Live Fire is not a test of marksmanship or a requirement for
 the Basic course as knowledge of safe firearm handling techniques
 is the course requirement. Shooting is not required to pass the 
course.

The 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 and 20 gauge shotgun for field hunting. 
Live fire starts with 22 long rifle rimfire. This is very low 
/ almost nil recoil. Shooting will be conducted at one of the 
club's gun ranges. Thus, it's lots of fun and a safe environment. 
Shooting 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.

Participants not demonstrating competent gun handling will have 
restricted live fire opportunities.

Minors under 9 years of age will not shoot in the live fire exercise.

Shooters must be large enough to fire a rifle or shotgun offhand. 
As per range rules, students under the age of 18 must have 
a parent or guardian present during live fire.

If the student demonstrates safe gun handling techniques and can 
put rounds on target, they may get the option for additional shooting
 / weapons / calibers.

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.
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