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Mandatory hunter certification class to be held at city hall
by Rita Arnst
Feb 17, 2010 | 473 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A mandatory hunter certification class will be held this weekend.

Certified volunteer instructor Benny Ham has scheduled a hunter education course for Feb. 20-21 in Three Rivers at City Hall.

The state mandated fee is $15 for the ten-hour class and you must have your social security number. The course is spread over two days. The course starts on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m., with the remaining hours to be completed Sunday, Feb. 21, beginning at 9 a.m.

Every Texas hunter born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. If you were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, and you are under 9 years of age then you must be accompanied.*

If you are age 9-16, then you must successfully complete a Hunter Education or you must accompanied.*

If you are age 17 and over, you must successfully complete a Hunter Education course or purchase a one-time-only “Hunter Education Deferral” good for the current license year, and you must be accompanied.*

*Accompanied means: By a person who is at least 17 years of age; who is licensed to hunt in Texas; who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control.

“Hunter Education Deferral” cost is $10 and is one-time-only and only valid through the current license year. Note: A person who has been convicted or has received deferred adjudication for violation of the mandatory hunter education requirement is prohibited from applying for a deferral.

Proof of certification or “Hunter Education Deferral” is required to be on your person while hunting. However, certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.

Upon successful completion of the course, hunters receive a temporary certification card that they may legally use along with their valid hunting license to hunt.

A permanent card is mailed within a short period of time and is good for life. Youth under 18 years old must have parent signature and all participants must have a social security number.

For further information, contact Ham at 210-413-1101.
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