The Texas Field Day

If you are under 17 years of age, you must pass both the online and Field Day portions of the Hunting course to complete the Texas education requirements.

Important Field Day Information

Locating and Signing Up for the Field Day

After passing the online portion of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Hunting education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Field Day.

Locate and sign up for the Field Day in your area.

Important! Bring your Temporary Hunter Education Certificate to the Field Day as proof of having completed the online course.

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).

Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.

What To Expect at the Field Day

This is 4–6 hours, depending on the amount of students attending and will include:

  • a classroom session
  • outdoor shooting
  • blood trailing
  • demonstrations of tree stand safety
  • survival skills

Most of the classroom topics will pertain to Texas-specific regulations and issues that are not covered in this online course. Be sure to have proper clothing for the outdoor sessions.

After attending and passing the Field Day portion of the Hunting education requirement, you will receive your Hunter Education Certificate.

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Texas Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions