The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is offering a hunter education course in Spanish on January 6-7 in Athens for Spanish-speaking hunters and individuals who are just getting into the hunting sport. The course is only $15 and includes a manual and the hunting regulations in Spanish.
In Texas, all hunters born after Sept. 1, 1971, must take the course and be certified when they turn 17 years of age. Youth can be certified starting at nine years of age.
In addition to hunting regulations, hunter ethics and responsibility, and safe firearm handling, the course includes information about a program that permits access to more than 200 public hunting areas and the drawn hunts program. For more information see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/caceria
You are still on time to take the course and go hunting. White-tailed deer can be hunted in the late season through January 15, woodcock through January 31, Wilson's snipe through February 19 and Eastern turkey April 15-May14. In addition, feral hog and other exotic animals can be hunted year round.
Every year, more than 30,000 youth and adults in Texas become certified in hunter education, and the certification not only lasts a lifetime, but is also recognized by all states and provinces that require hunter education.
To reserve a slot in the Hunter Education course, call 903/676-2277 or 512/389-4901.