Official Texas Hunting Safety Course Link to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Hello, hunter! Texas's online hunting course has moved. Click here to go to the latest version of the Today's Hunter in Texas course—the official hunting safety course of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

The following course material is for reference only. Please go to the new course to complete your Texas certification.

Texas Hunter Education Course

About the Course and Hunting License Requirements

Under Texas hunting law, every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after September 2, 1971, must successfully complete a hunter education course. The minimum age for certification is 9 years. A hunting license and proof of certification is required to be on your person while hunting.

Online Hunter Education Home Study Steps

  1. Begin the hunter safety courseStudy the online Texas hunter safety course.
  2. Take the Field Day Qualifier Exam. Pay $19.50—one time only, after you pass.
  3. Print your Texas Field Day Qualifier Exam Certificate, which is accepted by the state as proof of home study.
  4. Call 1-800-792-1112, Ext. 4999 or visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Hunter Education web page to learn about Field Day (Home Study / Skills Trail Testing) options in your area.
  5. After successful completion of the Field Day (Home Study / Skills Trail Testing) portion, including a written exam requiring a passing score of 80%, you will receive a “Temporary Student Card” issued by the instructor.  Your official certification card will arrive in the mail, so please retain and protect your “Temporary Student Card” until that time.

This course uses the exact hunter education material taught in the Texas Parks and Wildlife classroom courses. Prepare for your Field Day with confidence!

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Official hunting safety course for Texas hunters last modified: September 12, 2011
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