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CLASSROOM Texas Hunter Education Course

Hunter Education Instructors in Texas Teaching

Single Day – Structured  6+ hour course


This course is recommended for youth (ages 9 & up) and persons new to hunting. Attend a fully structured classroom course with hands-on training including a hunting skills trail & a live-fire exercise. All class material is provided and each subject is covered in-depth.


Benefits of the Classroom Course:

  • Learn Hunter Education directly from a TPWD Certified Hunter Education Instructor.

  • Course focus highlights safety, responsibility, ethics, laws, conservation & survival skills.

  • Ask questions directly to your instructor.

  • Hands-on exercises designed to lay the foundation for proper safe gun handling skills.

  • Participate in a hunter ‘skills trail’ designed with wildlife decoys & props aimed at making hunters ‘think’ about the safety of each shot, shoot/don’t shoot scenarios, the laws/ethics of the shot & hunting strategies to consider.

  • Participate in a live-fire component aimed at making sure each hunter knows the basics of safe gun handling and shooting skills, muzzle control, safety mechanisms, loading, aiming at & hitting a target.

To reserve & confirm a spot immediately for a Classroom Hunter Education Course offered through TPWD and/or TexasHunterEd:

  1. Look at the schedule of classes on the calendar here.
  2. Click on the class date you want to attend
  3. Submit Required Student Information
  4. Pay the $15 class fee then show up!

You will receive an email confirming your enrollment, directions on where to go, instructions on what to bring & important class details. Also, you will be able to email or contact your instructor by phone.

See Schedule of Classroom Courses

What to expect on class day.

  1. Show up on-time!
  2. Attend & participate in all class activities.
  3. Take the written exam & get at least 75%.
  4. Demonstrate proper attitude, skills & knowledge.
  5. Receive a temporary certification card.
  6. Print you Final HE Card from TPWD in ~72 hours.

To view or sign-up for a Classroom Course using Texas Parks & Wildlife’s complete list of state-wide classes click here & follow the instructions.