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Texas Online Hunter Safety Course

Who needs it? If you were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, you need to take the HUNTINGsmart! online course.
$29.95 Only $19.95 for a limited time

Anywhere, anytime on any device & good for life.

 

Texas Online Hunter Safety Course

Who needs it? If you were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, you need to take the HUNTINGsmart! online course.
$29.95 Only $19.95 for a limited time

Anywhere, anytime on any device & good for life.

Texas Online Hunter Safety Course

$29.95 Only $19.95 for a limited time
Anywhere, anytime, any device, good for life.

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Course Overview

Course Module Topics
The course includes 15 modules covering subjects crucial to hunter knowledge and safety. Each module contains between 10 and 20 lessons on that subject. At the end of each module you’ll be given a multiple choice quiz covered themes from the lessons of that module. Once you have passed each of the module quizzes you’ll have completed the course and will be ready to take the exam. The multiple-choice exam is included in the course cost and is also taken online following completion of the modules. The HUNTINGsmart! Course is fully animated and narrated making it simple to follow and fun, perfect for all ages. The course features video content and the most up-to-date information to make you an informed and safe hunter. The course takes on average around 3 hours which means you can get certified and out in the field in the same day!

Fast, easy and perfect for all ages

    • STEP ONE

      Take the Official HUNTINGsmart! Online Safety Course, on any device, from anywhere. The HUNTINGsmart! course gets you in the field through animated and narrated videos, and is perfect for all ages and learning styles.

    • STEP TWO

      Take our IHEA-approved exam online. The multiple-choice exam is open book and offers a guaranteed pass with unlimited free retries.

    • STEP THREE

      Once you pass the online exam you can print your temporary certificate and go hunting right away. Hunters aged 9-16 are also required to complete a field day.

Who needs it?

AGE 17+
Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a hunter safety course. 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. You will receive your official certificate within 45 days. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting.

AGE 9-16
Persons under 17 must completed either an in-person course OR an online + field day (4 hours minimum) course in order to obtain Proof of Certification (PoC). Minimum age of certification is 9 years. 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. Search for a Field Day Course in your area

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Includes the official hunting course and exam, plus a whole lot more. Everything you need at your fingertips, on any device at any time. Designed by hunters for hunters, it’s perfect for all ages.

HUNTINGsmart! is America’s Hunting Course. Recognized and approved by the International Hunter Education Association.

Animated & narrated

Fully animated and narrated, our course features video and the latest up-to-date content. It’s perfect for all ages.

Anywhere, anytime, on any device

Study at your own pace from anywhere, on any device & we’ll automatically track your progress.

Go hunting right away

Pass your official state hunter education exam and print your course or field day certificate immediately.

No risk & good for life

There’s no risk with free unlimited test retries plus our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Knowledge base

We’re there for you beyond the hunting course. Access the HUNTINGsmart! Knowledge Base at any time, included with your course fee.

We're here to help

We’re real people, and we’re here as your hunting coach. Reach us by phone or email anytime.

Low Risk & Good For Life

Free unlimited retries within 90 days? means you're guaranteed to pass. Get certified with HUNTINGsmart! today & enjoy a lifetime of hunting memories.

Knowledge Base

We’re there for you beyond the hunting course. Access the HUNTINGsmart! Knowledge Base at any time.

Live Support

We're real people - think of us as your hunting coaches! Reach us by phone, email or chat anytime.

Animated & Narrated

Fully animated and narrated, our course features video and the latest up-to-date content. It’s perfect for all ages.

Anywhere, anytime, on any device

We’re there for you beyond the hunting course. Access the HUNTINGsmart! Knowledge Base at any time.

Go hunting right away

Pass your official state hunter education exam and print your course or field day certificate immediately.

STATE OF TEXAS OFFICIAL & APPROVED

Our course is approved by the International Hunter Education Association and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. We are proud partners of National Shooting Sports Foundation and Tread Lightly, a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower generations to enjoy the outdoors.

 

Texas Hunting License Practice Test

Want to try it before you take it? Get ready for the Texas Online Hunting Safety Course by first testing your hunting knowledge with our free practice quiz!

Practice Test Question 1

1. The ‘sustained lead’ shooting method is used when firing which of the following?

TEN THOUSAND YEARS STRONG

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.

New hunters in Texas every year

Acres of land

Types of species

Three hunters in a wooded area
Deer standing in a treed area
Path winding through a woodland area

Texas Hunting Regulations

Who needs it

All hunters, including non-residents, who were born on or after September 2, 1971, must complete a hunter education training course to hunt in Texas. Hunters must be 9 years of age or older in order to obtain certification.

Restricted hunting areas

Various regions in Texas have certain hunting regulations and restrictions in place, which must be followed by any person hunting in the area. These regulations can change regularly, and new restrictions may be imposed depending on the season.

Firearms restrictions

There are an abundance of game animals to hunt in Texas, however, certain firearm restrictions may apply depending on the species. It’s important to be aware of these regulations, as they can vary by region.

Hunting seasons

Texas’ hunting seasons are established based on the type of game animal you are permitted to hunt, as well as the type of firearms hunters are permitted to use.

KNOWLEDGE BASE

Everything you need to know about hunting in Texas. The Texas hunting knowledge base will help you prepare for the course and exam. It consists of nearly 300 lessons across 15 modules.

Module 9 – Hunting Laws and Regulations

Federal laws regulate the taking of migratory species, such as doves, waterfowl, ducks, geese and swans. Each state manages the hunting of its own non-migratory species, such as deer, rabbits, turkeys and pheasants…READ MORE.

Module 1: Hunting Basics (29)
      • Welcome to the club
      • Safety: The top ten rules for hunters
      • The top 10 safety rules for hunters
      • Starting from scratch: Definitions
      • Get to know your firearms

+ 24 more lessons READ MODULE 1

Module 2: Firearm Safety (13)
      • Handling your firearms safety
      • Check it yourself: Live action
      • Load your firearm – Live action
      • The dangers of improper loading
      • Hand fires, squib loads and misfires

+ 8 more lessons READ MODULE 2

Module 3: Rifles 101 (19)
      • Rifles
      • Bolt action rifle
      • Bolt action rifle components
      • Check it yourself: Bolt action rifle
      • Loading a bolt action rifle

+ 14 more lessons READ MODULE 3

+ 12 more modules

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to take a hunter safety course to hunt in Texas?

A Texas Hunting Certification 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 on or before September 2nd, 1971 are exempt).

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. We offer Friends and Family deals:

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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 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.

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).

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.

What 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.

We’re Hunters Too, So We Get It

Hunting is about feeling the earth beneath your boots, a pack on your back and the heaviness of metal in your hands. It’s about standing next to your dad, your kids, your buddy or your favorite dog. It’s about conserving wildlife, but it’s also about putting food on the table. We get it.

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