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Hunter Education course to be offered on July 31

Hunter Education course to be offered on July 31
July 22
13:57 2021

A Hunter Education classroom course will be offered in Breckenridge from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Rose, and there are two seats available, as of the morning of Thursday, July 22.

Former Stephens County Sheriff Will Holt volunteers as a Hunter Education and Safety Instructor with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and will be teaching the class.

The course is designed for novice or young hunters, ages 9 years and older, and Holt says 11 years old is ideal. It will cover the core competencies of firearm and hunting safety, hunting ethics and wildlife conservation. All materials are provided.

The first half of the day will be the classroom course at the church. The second half of the course will be held in town, at 1807 W. Walker St., for the field portion. Students should not bring their own firearms. The field day will consist of safety exercises, ethical scenarios, etc. Lunch will be an hour in between the classroom and the field day, and students will be on their own for lunch.

The fee for the certification is $15. TPWD recommends a parent attend for children who need help focusing, learning, or if they’d like to have some bonding time. Each student must bring $15 in cash or check to attend. Parents who are already certified or are not interested in getting certified but want to sit with their child will not need to pay.

Pre-registration is required. Click here for more information and to register for the class. Information also is available by calling the TPWD Austin headquarters at 1-800-792-1112, ext. 4999.

The Hunter Education classroom courses are offered across the state year round and are taught by certified volunteer instructors. Some instructors may apply additional charges for the class, such as range or facility fees. Check with the instructor for directions and any special instructions prior to going to class.


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