The Texas Field Day
Only those ages 9 to 16 are required to attend a Texas Field Day.
If you are 9 to 16 years of age, in order to complete the Texas hunter education requirements, you must pass both the online and Field Day portions of the hunter education course.
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Important Field Day Information
Locating and Signing Up for the Field Day
After passing the online portion of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hunter education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Field Day.
To locate and sign up for the Field Day in your area, go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/hunter_education/homestudy.phtml.
Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.
What To Expect at the Field Day
At the Field Day, you must successfully complete the remaining course requirements, which include: a presentation on ethics and regulations, a hunter skills trail, a live-fire exercise, and a written exam.
Important Bring your Texas Field Day Voucher to the Field Day as proof of having completed the online course.
After attending and passing the Field Day portion of the hunter education requirement, you will receive your Texas Hunter Education Certificate.
Field Day Fee
Texas charges a $15 student fee to participate in the Field Day. This fee must be paid to the instructor upon arrival at the Field Day, either in cash or as a money order. Occasionally, there are additional fees associated with the course, e.g. facility, building, or range use fees.
Hunter Education Documents
- Field Day Voucher
- If you are 9 to 16 years of age, the Texas Field Day Voucher is proof that you have successfully completed the online portion of your hunter education requirement. Students must present the Field Day Voucher at the Field Day to gain admittance.
- Texas Hunter Education Certificate
The Hunter Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the hunter education requirements and can legally hunt in the state of Texas.
If you are 9 to 16 years of age, you will receive a “Temporary Student Card” issued by the instructor after successfully completing the Field Day. Your official Hunter Education Certificate will be mailed to you in 3–4 weeks by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
If you are 17 years of age or older, after passing the online Hunter Education Certification Exam, you’ll immediately print out your Temporary Hunter Education Certificate (valid for 90 days). Your permanent Hunter Education Certificate will be mailed to you in 3–4 weeks by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
For a lost or destroyed Texas Hunter Education Certificate, you can request a replacement on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Duplicate Card Request page.
If you are 9 to 16 years of age and need to replace a lost or destroyed Field Day Voucher, log in to the course and print a new one.
If you are 17 years of age or older and need to replace your Temporary Hunter Education Certificate, log in to the course and print a new one.