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Hunter Education Course Offered In August
County Extension Agent-Agriculture, Llano County
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Posted July 17, 2013

Hunter Education provides instruction on Texas hunting regulations, modern and primitive firearms, safety, ethics and responsible hunting, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife identification, and survival and outdoor skills. This course is particularly suited to novice or young hunters. All materials are provided and subjects are covered in depth to enable the student to successfully complete the Hunter Education certification process.

The Llano 4-H Youth Board will be sponsoring this course. The two day course has been set for August 7th and 8th at the Llano County Extension Office, 1447 E. State Hwy. 71-Unit E, Llano. The course will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the first day and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon the second day. Lunch will be on your own; please feel free to bring a sack lunch or go to town for lunch. Snacks will be available during the day.

Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after September 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Minimum age of certification is 9 years old and cost is $15.00 to attend.

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 a hunter education course, or you must be accompanied*.

• age 17 and over, you must successfully complete a hunter education course; or purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral,” and you must be accompanied*.

  • 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 September 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control. Proof of certification is required to be on your person while hunting.

Please bring your social security number. This is a requirement on the registration form. If the participant is under 18 years old, a parent/guardian will need to come into the Extension office at 8:00 a.m. on August 7th to fill out some paperwork. Upon successful completion of the course and exam (will need to attend the entire course and get at least 70% correct on the exam to pass), you will receive a temporary card. Your instructor will send in the originals for processing. You may legally hunt with a valid Texas hunting license and your temporary certification card. Your permanent Texas Hunter Education certification card will be mailed out within a short period of time.

Please RSVP to 325-247-5159, or email the Llano Extension office at vhorlenERROR[Basic syntax error] in:<@ERROR[Basic syntax error] in:ag.tamu.edu, by August 2nd for planning purposes.

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. If you need any special accommodations, please contact Jamie Osbourn at 325-247-5159 as soon as possible so we can consider your request.

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