Thanks to hunter education, hunting is safe and getting safer! Hunter education covers the skills, regulations and responsibilities of hunting, wildlife conservation and the outdoors. Every year, over 30,000 youth and adults in Texas become certified in hunter education – a certification that lasts a lifetime and is recognized by all states and provinces requiring hunter education. Join the ranks of today's hunter education graduates who are ensuring the future of our hunting heritage!
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. If you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and you are:
• under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied while hunting.
• age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete a hunter education course, or you must be accompanied while hunting.
• age 17 and over, you must successfully complete a hunter education course; or purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral” and you must be accompanied while hunting. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting.
Note: Certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.