Invasive species like giant salvinia can grow quickly and cover expanses of fresh water. This not only blocks boat access for hunters, but waterfowl may no longer stop there. Invasive species can move to new lakes by hitching a ride on your boat, trailer or gear. Stop the spread and protect the lakes you love by always taking time to clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear when you travel from lake to lake.
This deer season, consider supporting Hunters for the Hungry by donating your legally harvested deer to a participating meat processor to help feed needy families, or by giving a donation when you purchase your hunting license. Donations help cover the costs of processing the donated deer meat and make it possible for more Texas families in need to enjoy this quality protein source. Last year, Texas hunters and anglers generously donated more than $106,000 – thank you!
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Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course, or be accompanied while hunting. Minimum age of certification is 9 years of age.
Hunter education instructors are always needed. Help share the hunting legacy of conservation and sportsmanship by becoming a hunter education instructor. Find out more about joining the program.
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