The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will conduct a free hunter education new-instructor-training workshop Saturday, Aug. 13, in Waco.
The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dewey Recreation Center, 925 N. 9th Street.
Instruction will be offered for new applicants and currently certified instructors in skills trail, live firing exercises and home study procedures.
The training, according to TPWD, puts fun and exciting activities into the learning experience.
Students go through actual hunting simulations and are challenged to make their own decisions for responsible actions using “shoot-don’t-shoot” scenarios.
Before attending this workshop, prospective instructor must go to a TPWD web site and study the instructor-training manual. They will sign an acknowledgement and release that they have done this 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, responsibility, and outdoor skills.
To register, contact TPWD Area Chief Brent Heath at 254-722-5660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.