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Take the course anywhere, on any device, at any time.

HUNTINGsmart!'s Texas Hunter Education Course is designed for all ages and skill levels. Our animated, narrated and live action videos guide your learning experience and help you pass. Study from your Smartphone, Tablet or Desktop and switch between devices at any time. HUNTINGsmart! automatically tracks your progress so you can start, stop and study at your own pace.

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PASS THE OFFICIAL TEST

Take the Texas Hunter Education Test online.

Take the Official TPWD Hunter Education Test online. The multiple choice exam includes unlimited retries and you’re guaranteed to pass. Hunters between 9 and 16 years of age must also complete a field day.

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GET YOUR OFFICIAL TEXAS HUNTER EDUCATION CARD

Print your temporary Hunter Education Certificate & sign up for your field day.

Print your Texas Hunter Education Course Voucher immediately after passing the final test and present it to your hunter education instructor at your Field Day. Note: it’s recommended that you pre-register for your field day before starting your course.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

A Texas Hunter Education Certificate is required for anyone born on or after September 2nd, 1971, (including out-of-state hunters) planning to hunt in the state of Texas.

Is there a minimum score I need to pass?

You must obtain a minimum of 80% score on the module quizzes in order to proceed to the next module, and a minimum score of 75% is needed to successfully pass the final exam.

What is the minimum age to get certified in Texas?

For individuals aged 9 through 16 must take the online course, pass the exam, and take a minimum 4-hour field-day course. For anyone age 17+ you must take the online course and pass the online exam – no field day is required.

What is the fee to become a certified hunter in Texas?

The HUNTINGsmart! Hunter Safety Course standard cost is $29.95. This includes the online course, exam, and your certification.  For youth hunters a field course is also required for certification. The cost of this course is $15.

Is my hunter safety certification the same as having a hunting license for Texas?

No. Your Hunter Education Certificate is different from an annual hunting license purchased from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. 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! Youth Course meet IHEA Standards?

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

What animals am I allow to hunt in Texas?

The major game animals in Texas include 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, restrictions and laws regarding game and non-game animals, public and private lands, hunting seasons and weaponry. Learn more about Texas hunting laws and regulations.

What do I do if I lost or damaged my Hunter Education Course Completion Certificate?

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

Can I replace a lost or damaged Hunter Education Certification Card?

Yes. To replace a lost or damaged Hunter Education Certificate, visit http://tpwd.elementlms.com.

Who is HUNTINGsmart!?

HUNTINGsmart!® is a leading provider of online hunting education in North America and is approved by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) and recognized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Part of the Campfire Collective outdoor recreation learning platform, we’ve been delivering award winning online education courses since 2003 and have certified more than 700,000 outdoor enthusiasts. HUNTINGsmart! is accredited and approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to deliver the Official Texas Hunter Education Course.

Learn more about Texas Hunting Regulations, Fines and hunting destinations.

How long will the online hunter safety course take to complete?

On average it takes 5 – 6 hours to complete the course. This includes all lessons, module quizzes and final exam.

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Trusted from field to stand, Texas approved

The official HUNTINGsmart! Texas Hunter Education Course is approved by Texas Parks & Wildlife, the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) and recognized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

HUNTINGsmart! has delivered Texas State Approved online hunter safety education since 2018. Our courses are designed and developed by real hunters, subject matter experts and instructional design educators. We’ve certified more than 700,000 outdoor enthusiasts online and are proud to be the choice of hunters from field to stand.

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