Hunter Education Classroom Course - 07/03/2021 - (1045678)

Class #1045678

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Jul 3
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Cabela's Store in Buda, Texas
15570 S IH 35 Frontage Rd.
Buda, TX 78610
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Instructor: Maurice Dowdy

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.

- Check-in and Introduction:   9:00 - 9:30 AM

- History of Hunting & Foundation of Hunter Education 
  in the U.S.:   9:30 - 10:00 AM

- Safety in the Outdoors:   10:00 - 10:45 AM

- Game/Target Identification (A Focus for Texas):  10:45 - 11:30 AM

- Planning your hunt:   11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

- LUNCH  ( 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM )

- Fundamentals of Weapons / Firearms:   1:00 - 1:30 PM
  A hunter's perspective


- SAFETY and Safe Hunting:   1:30 - 2:00 PM

- LEGAL & NOT LEGAL Basics for Hunting:   2:00 - 2:30 PM

- ETHICS - Basic Issues in Sportsmanship 
                  for Hunting:  2:30 - 3:00 PM

- SUMMARY - SHOOT or DON"T SHOOT:   3:00 - 4:00 PM

- TESTING:   4:00 - 5:00 PM


Key points for this class:

A) Registration for the class is done on-line.
B) Check-in and payments are made at the beginning of class.
     Payments must be in cash or check. The instructor does not 
     take credit or debit cards.
C) Please bring pen and notepad for taking notes.
D) We will break for about an hour for lunch. 
E) 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. 

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.