Once you have successfully completed the online hunter safety course you must register for a Field Day with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Once you have successfully completed all Field Day activities you will obtain a "Temporary" certificate good until your original Texas Hunter Education Certificate arrives from TPWD.
Field Days are conducted by TPWD-certified hunter safety instructors, and are expected to last about 4-8 hours. Activities at the Field day include live-fire exercises, a hunter skills trail with simulated hunting scenarios, a session on ethics, responsibilities and game laws, brief review of hunter safety topics, and a written final exam requiring an 80% to pass. As you participate in the Field Day, always remember to follow the rules of hunting and firearm safety.
To book a Field Day in your area, consult the Field Day schedule: www.tpwd.state.tx.us. Field days tend to fill up quickly, so it's important to plan ahead. Field Days are added to the schedule on a regular basis.
Texas charges a standard $15 student fee for any hunter education course, including Field Days. This fee must be paid to the instructor upon arrival at the Field Day, either in cash or as a money order. Occasionally, there are additional fees associated with the course, e.g. facility, building or range use fees.
You must bring a copy of your Field Day Voucher and a piece of valid identification to your Field Day. Youth under the age of 15 who do not have their own ID must have a parent or guardian attend the Field Day activities, and sign a release on their behalf.
To complete the hunter education requirements for Texas you must pass the online and Field Day portions of the hunter safety course.