HUNTINGsmart! is the quickest, easiest way to do your Texas Hunter Safety Education online.
Take the HUNTINGsmart! Official Texas Hunter Education Course, on any device, from anywhere. Our course puts you right in the stand through animated and narrated live action videos.
Take our TPWD approved online exam. The multiple-choice exam offers unlimited retries – you’re guaranteed a pass!
Once you pass the online exam you can print your temporary Texas Hunter Education Certificate and go hunting right away! Note: Hunters aged 9-16 must also complete a field day.
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Listen up y’all, this is important! Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a hunter education course. Minimum age for certification is 9 years.
Note: Hunters 9-16 years of age must also complete a field day.
Animated, narrated & perfect for all ages.
Our animated, narrated and interactive lessons guide your learning experience and help you pass.
The HUNTINGsmart!® Course includes all the knowledge you need to pass the test and hunt with confidence.
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The great state of Texas is famous for its cowboy culture, country music, and rodeo. It’s also famous for its hunting. From white-tailed deer to turkey to alligator, find out more about different hunting species, seasonal regulations, and public and private lands.
A Texas Hunter Education Certificate is required for anyone who hunts game within the state, born on or after September 2nd, 1971, including out-of-state hunters.
It will take approximately 5 – 6 hours to complete the course (including module quizzes) and final exam.
For those aged 9 through 16 you must take the online course, pass the exam, and take a minimum 4-hour field-day course. For those aged 17 and over you must take the online course and pass the online exam (those born before September 2nd, 1971 are exempt).
You must obtain a minimum of 80% of the module quizzes in order to move on to the next module, and a minimum of 75% in order to successfully pass the final exam.
No. The HUNTINGsmart! Course can be completed at your own pace. You can login and logout as needed. We’ll save your progress, so you can pick up where you left of each time.
The standard cost for a single hunter is $29.95. This includes the online course, exam, and your certification.
For hunters under the age of 17, a field course is also required for certification. The cost of this course is $15.
No. You will need to purchase an annual hunting license from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department once you complete your safety course. A hunting license is required of any person, regardless of age, who hunts any animal, bird, frog or turtle in this state (except furbearers, if the hunter possesses a trapper’s license).
Yes. The HUNTINGsmart! online hunter safety course complies with IHEA-USA standards standards and meets the mandated hunter safety requirements of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
The major game animals in Texas are white-tailed deer, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, gray or cat squirrel, red or fox squirrel, collared peccary or javelina, and alligators.
There are regulations and restrictions around game and non-game animals, public and private lands, seasonal and weaponry. Please refer to the Texas Parks & Wildlife website to find out more.
If you need to replace a lost or damaged course completion certificate, log in to your course dashboard and print a new copy.
If you need to replace a lost or damaged Hunter Education Certificate, visit http://tpwd.elementlms.com.