Hunter Education Internet + Field Course - 10/19/2019 - (647445)

Class #647445

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Oct 19
12:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Austin Rifle Club II
16210 Littig Rd
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 only 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 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.Get directions
Instructor: Thomas Seitz
E-mail: texasbuckeye1@yahoo.com

About the Course

The Internet + Field Course is ideal for those under 17 years of age and adults wanting a more hands-on field and live-fire experience during the basic course. We recommend younger students be accompanied by an adult during the field course. The certification process consists of two parts:

  • Online Course: Complete the FREE TPWD on NRA online course option.
  • Field Course: Attend a course with a TPWD certified instructor. The fee for the Field Course is $15.00. Some instructors may charge additional fees associated with a shooting range or other facility.

ONLINE COURSE: Free Online courses include TPWD and NRA. For TPWD, please print out the results of the FINAL QUIZ. For NRA, please print off the Field Course Voucher. Both allow you entry to an approved Field Course. Be sure to register for a known field course near you prior to taking the online course. Note: If you search a browser for an online course, you may get information about PAY-FOR courses which apply only to those 17 years of age or older.

FIELD COURSE: A Field Course is typically completed in about 4 hours (min.) a discussion of ethics, a skills course and live-fire exercises. You must pre-register for this course, preferably before you complete the free online course.

ARRIVAL: When you arrive at the Field Course:

  • Pay the $15 fee to the instructor. Some instructors may charge additional fees for a shooting range or other facility.
  • Demonstrate good knowledge, skills and attitude.
  • Take the written exam and score at least 75% to pass.

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 . 
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                                       #1)    BASIC  
        HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION 
                                 CLASSROOM COURSE
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#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 : (   12:30-5:30 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 sportmenship for  hunting.
-  SUMMARY  -  SHOOT or  DON"T SHOOT

-  TESTING

-     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 )
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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. 
     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.
F) DO NOT BRING ANY FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION 
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.   
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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.
 
Directions:
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. 
 
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   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.
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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.
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