Choose a Hunter Education course:

  1. Classroom Course - 6 hours of basic instruction. Some courses may be extended in length to cover added topics.
  2. Online + Field Course - Completion of an approved online course plus a 4-hour-minimum "field day" including live-fire and other skill-based activities. Register for a field course near you before completing your online course.
  3. Online-Only Course (ages 17 and older) - Completion of an approved online course, designed for Texas residents. You must be 17 years of age or older to register.

Who needs Hunter Education?

Optional Hunting 101 Courses

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Additional Option: One-time, one year Hunter Education Deferral Extension

Hunter Education Deferral (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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Information for other states:

Hunter Education Requirements in the United States and Canada
Bowhunter Education Requirements in Other States
International Hunter Education Association