Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the Texas Hunter Education Field Day Voucher?

A. The Texas Field Day Voucher is issued once you have completed the Texas Online Hunter Education Course. The voucher is your admission ticket into a Texas Hunter Education Field Day where you will complete your hunter safety training and obtain your Texas Hunter Education Certificate.

Q. Is the Texas Field Day Voucher the same as a Hunter Education Certificate?

A. No. The Field Day Voucher is proof that you have passed the online hunter safety course and allows you to take part in a Hunter Safety Field Day, where you will be issued a hunter education certificate once you have successfully completed all activities and the final hunter safety exam.

Q. What is the Texas Hunter Education Course Completion Voucher?

A. The Course Completion Voucher is issued to those students who are 17 year of age and older and have successfully completed their online hunter training. This is voucher is for your records only and is NOT a hunter education certificate.

Q. How do I get my Texas Temporary Student Card?

A. Students who are 17 years of age and older can now take their entire Texas Hunter Education Course Online. Once complete, they will need to make payment for their course and will then receive their Texas Temporary Student Card. A permanent card will arrive in the mail.

Q. What's the advantage of the 16 and under online course?

A. The traditional Texas hunter education classroom course lasts about 14 hours and is usually given over the span of a weekend or several weeknights. With the online hunter safety course, you can do the bulk of the course work from home in an interactive and engaging online environment. Thanks to HUNTERcourse.com’s professionally narrated course content, detailed illustrations and interactive animations, you will have fun learning all the aspects of hunting and firearm safety and only have to show up to a single 4-6 hour instructor-led hunter safety Field Day.

Q. What's the advantage of the 17 and older online course?

A. Students can now taken their entire hunter education course online. There is no Field Day requirement needed and once the course is complete, you can print your Temporary Student Card.

Q. Do I need to take this course to obtain a hunting license?

A. Certification is NOT required to purchase a license in Texas. For more information you can check out the Texas Hunting License and Hunter Education Requirements Page.

Q. What steps do I need to take to complete the Online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my Texas Hunter Education Certification if I am 16 and Under?

A. The Texas Hunter Safety Course can be completed in 4 Steps:

  1. Study the free Online Hunter Safety Course
  2. Pass each chapter's hunting safety test
  3. Purchase the Hunter Safety Field Day Voucher
  4. Attend a TPWD Hunter Safety Field Day to get certified.

Q. What steps do I need to take to complete the Online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my Texas Hunter Education Certification if I am 17 and Older?

A. The Texas Hunter Safety Course can be completed in 4 Steps:

  1. Study the free Online Hunter Safety Course
  2. Pass each chapter's quiz and the final exam
  3. Make payment for the online course
  4. Print your Temporary Student Card

Q. When can I take the Online Hunter Safety Course?

A. The online hunter safety course is available to anyone at any time. However we strongly recommend that you locate a Hunter Safety Field Day in your area before you get too far into the online course. Field Days might be difficult to find in certain areas, so plan ahead!

Q. How do I pass the 16 and under online hunter safety course?

A. In order to pass the online hunter safety course and get your Field Day Voucher, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.

Q. How much does the Youth Hunter Education Course cost?

A. Once you have successfully completed the hunter safety course you will be permitted to make payment for the Field Day Voucher. The one-time course fee is $24.95.

Q. How much does the Adult Hunter Education Course Cost?

A. Once you have successfully completed the hunter safety course you will be permitted to make payment to receive your Temporary Student Card. The one-time course fee is $29.95. HUNTERcourse.com will then remit $5.00 to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Q. Why is it important to learn gun safety and take a hunter safety class?

A. Contrary to popular belief, hunting is one of the safest sports around. This is mainly due to the fact that most hunters take gun safety and hunting safety very seriously. Careless or reckless behavior while hunting can lead to serious injury to one self or to innocent bystanders. This is why Texas requires most hunters to take hunter education courses, and to follow the 10 rules of firearm safety at all times when hunting.

Q. What are the technical requirements to take the online hunter safety course?


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