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Sunday, 08 December 2013 17:45

Top Ticket Written by Game Wardens?

warden writing ticketThe #1 hunting regulation violation is failure to show proof of hunter education certification. The good news: This season hunter education just got more convenient, flexible and accessible.

Four options for hunter education certification now include a streamlined, one-day basic course and an option for anyone 17 years of age or older to take the hunting safety training completely online. The combination online home study and 4 to 5 hour skills field day course will still be offered, as well as advanced hunter education and in high school and college courses across the state.

Anyone born after Sept. 1, 1971 must successfully complete a hunter education training course or purchase a one-time deferral good for one license year in order to hunt legally in Texas. The certification is valid for life and is honored in all other states and provinces.

Sign up and help save lives in the field. Since mandatory hunter education first started in 1988, the number of hunting accidents and hunting fatalities has steadily declined to less than 3 per 100,000 hunters.