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THE OFFICIAL TEXAS HUNTER SAFETY COURSE

The Official Texas Parks & Wildlife Online Hunter Safety Course, required for all hunters born after Sept 1, 1971. Designed for Texas Hunters & State Approved.
TAKE THE COURSE No Field Day Required* & Certified For Life
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Get your Texas Hunter Education Card in 3 easy steps


HUNTINGsmart! is the quickest, easiest way to do your Texas Hunter Safety Education online.

1. Study 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.

2. Ace the test

Take our TPWD approved online exam. The multiple-choice exam offers unlimited retries – you’re guaranteed a pass!

3. Chase that Buck

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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Texas Youth

Hunter Safety Course

Check out the Official Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Safety Course for Youth 9-16 Years of Age. Narrated animations and live action videos encourage new young hunters to learn & hunt successfully.

Texas Youth Hunter
Safety Course

Check out the Official Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Safety Course for Youth 9-16 Years of Age. Narrated animations and live action videos encourage new young hunters to learn & hunt successfully.

Do I need to take a hunter safety course in texas?

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.

Watch, listen
& learn

Animated, narrated & perfect for all ages.

Video lessons
make it easy

Our animated, narrated and live action lessons guide your learning experience and help you pass.

Everything you need
included

The HUNTINGsmart!® Course includes all the knowledge you need to pass the test and hunt with confidence.

Study at your
own pace

HUNTINGsmart!® automatically tracks your progress on any device. Take it anywhere, anytime.

Designed for all ages
& skill levels

Designed in North America, by hunters and subject matter experts just for you.

Made for hunters,
by hunters

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HUNTINGsmart! has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 39 ratings and reviews.

Hunting in Texas

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.

Hunting Knowledge Base

Texas Hunter Education
Frequently Asked Questions

DO I NEED TO TAKE A HUNTER SAFETY COURSE TO HUNT IN TEXAS?

 
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.
 

HOW OLD TO YOU HAVE TO BE TO GET CERTIFIED IN TEXAS?

 
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).
 

DO I NEED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE ALL AT ONCE?
 
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.
 
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A CERTIFIED HUNTER IN TEXAS?

 
The standard cost for a single hunter is $29.95. This includes the online course, exam, and your certification.

DOES GETTING MY HUNTER SAFETY CERTIFICATION MEAN I HAVE A HUNTING LICENSE FOR TEXAS?
 
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).
 
DOES THE HUNTINGSMART! COURSE MEET IHEA STANDARDS?

 
Yes. The HUNTINGsmart! online hunter safety course complies with IHEA-USA standards and meets the mandated hunter safety requirements of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
 

HOW LONG IS A HUNTER SAFETY COURSE?
 
It will take approximately 5 – 6 hours to complete the course (including module quizzes) and final exam.
 
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM PASSING SCORE?
 
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.
 
WHAT ANIMALS CAN YOU HUNT IN TEXAS?
 
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.
 
WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS FOR HUNTING IN TEXAS?
 
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.
 
HOW DO I REPLACE A LOST OR DAMAGED TEMPORARY HUNTER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE?

 
If you need to replace a lost or damaged course completion certificate, log in to your course dashboard and print a new copy.
 

HOW DO I REPLACE A LOST OR DAMAGED HUNTER EDUCATION CERTIFICATION CARD?

 
If you need to replace a lost or damaged Hunter Education Certificate, visit http://tpwd.elementlms.com.
 

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