Hunter Education Courses
Choose a course:
- Classroom Course - 6 hours of basic instruction. Some courses may be extended in length to cover added topics.
- Online + Field Course - Completion of an approved online course plus a 4 hour minimum "field day" including live-fire and other skill-based activities. Be sure to look up and register for a field course near you prior to completing the online course.
- Online-Only Course (17 and older) - Completion of an approved online course, designed for Texas residents. You must be 17 years of age or older to register.
Additional Option: One-time, one year Hunter Education Deferral Extension
(cost: $10) Allows a person 17 years of age or older who has not completed a hunter education program to defer completion for up to one year. A deferral may only be obtained once and is only valid until the end of the current license year. A person who has been convicted or has received deferred adjudication for violation of the mandatory hunter education requirement is prohibited from applying for a deferral. The one-time Hunter Education Deferral is available at license vendors and went into effect September 1, 2004.
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