Texas Hunting Regulations
AGE 17 AND OVER?
Once you complete the online course and exam, print out your Temporary Hunter Student Certificate (proof of online course completion). This allows you to go hunting right away.
To obtain your Permanent Hunter Education Certificate go to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website and click “Am I Certified”. You will receive your official certificate within 45 days.
Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting.
AGE 9 to 16?
Once you complete the online course and exam, print out your Field Day Course Voucher. You’ll need to bring the voucher with you to your Field Day.
Once the Field Day has been successfully completed you will get your Permanent Hunter Education Certificate.
Due to reciprocal agreements, your Texas Hunter Education Certificate will be accepted by all US States, Canadian Provinces and Territories and other countries that require mandatory hunter education.
Texas will also accept hunter education certificates issues by outside jurisdictions that meet the official IHEA-USA requirements.