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Texas hunter education instructors needed

From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

-- Texas Parks and Wildlife will conduct a free Hunter Education Training Workshop for new instructors March 27 in Tyler, Texas.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department East Texas Ecological Center,  11942 FM 848  in Tyler.

Those interested in attending can register by contacting Robert Ramirez, hunter education specialist, by phone at (972) 263-1219 or by email robert.ramirez@tpwd.state.tx.us

New applicants and currently certified instructors will be trained in skills trail, live firing exercises and home study procedures.  Instructors in training can benefit by going through actual hunting simulations and by making their decisions regarding responsible actions using "shoot-don’t-shoot" scenarios.

Before attending this workshop, applicants must go to the website tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/hunter_education/instruct.phtml and go over the Introduction and first 4 chapters of the instructor training manual.  Applicants will be asked to sign an acknowledgement and release that they have completed the  pre-workshop assignment as part of the training.  

Every Texas hunter born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education course.  The Hunter Education Program’s goals are to reduce hunting related accidents and violations, promote safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunting and enhance hunting traditions and values.

Hunter Education provides instruction in Texas hunting regulations, wildlife management and identification, conservation, ethics, firearm and hunting safety and responsibility  and outdoor skills.

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