Education

Advanced Hunter Safety Education Program
ARPC offers Advanced Hunter Safety training in conjunction with its Junior Program.  The advanced Hunter Safety program features additional hands-on instruction above that mandated for a standard program.  For six Saturdays Junior students attend 2 hours of classroom Hunter Safety instruction prior to their junior marksmanship program shooting session.  An optional, and weather-permitting, 3 hour field day at the end of the 6 week program includes compass instruction, an archery review (including crossbow), a fifteen station "Shoot-Don't Shoot" exercise and 22 and 20 gauge field marksmanship instruction.
 
The class is open to the public and parents are encouraged take the course with their children.  Students successfully completing this Texas Parks and Wildlife- approved program are issued a "Life Time" Hunter Education Card recognized in all states.  Juniors in Texas must be at least 9 years old to take the course.  Anyone born after September 2, 1971 is required to have an approved Hunter Education card while hunting in Texas.  
 
Registration for the Junior Program and Hunter Education takes place from 9:00 to11:00 A.M on the first Saturday after New Years Day and the first Saturday after Labor Day. Check the calendar for exact dates.