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TPWD Hunter Education

Who needs to take Hunter Education?

Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete hunter education. Minimum age for certification is 9 years and cost is $15.

If you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and you are:

  • under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied*.
  • age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete hunter education, OR you must be accompanied.
  • age 17 and over, you must successfully complete hunter education; OR purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral,” and you must be accompanied.

What does "accompanied" mean?

Accompanied means: By a person who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Note: Proof of certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.

I will certify students who choose to pay the $15 certification fee for the TPWD training.  All students will go through the course but only those who pay the $15 and pass the test (75%) will receive the lifetime certification for Hunter Education. 
If interested in having your student certified, please have them register online (I will give them a WHS specific class code) and bring $15 (cash or checks made payable to Wylie HS) by the due date assigned for their class.
Click on the link for more information from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website: 
Please contact me with any questions regarding TPWD Hunter Ed.
Thank you,
Coach Bezner