Meeting Texas State Requirements Before Hunting

There's one big no-no to avoid if hunters don't want to get in trouble and that's not carrying proof of hunter education. This requirement sounds like a hassle, but it's important. Anyone born after September 1, 1971, must complete a hunter education training course. Additionally, there's a requirement to carry proof of certification or deferral while out there hunting. As shown in the video, there are some rules and regulations hunters need to know about.

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So, it's not as simple as grabbing a rifle and heading out into hunting retreats.

Those under nine years old had better have a licensed hunter with them. Hunters between nine and 16 must complete a hunter's education course or tag along a licensed one. As for those 17 or older - same deal; hunter education course or a deferral plus a hunting buddy. The authorities want to make sure everyone knows what they're doing out there in the woods. Then, there are some exempt from these requirements. These folks include active duty members or veterans of the US Armed Forces. The same applies to the Texas Army, air, and state guard officers.

If you're planning on going hunting in Texas, make sure you check out the TPWD website or the Texas State Requirements Before Hunting. Shooting skills are important, and hunter education requirements are also vital. Take advantage of those. It's about being a responsible hunter. So, take the time to educate yourself and be a law-abiding hunter.