The Texas Field Day
You must pass both the online and Field Day portions of the Bowhunter education course in order to complete the Texas Bowhunter education requirements.
Important Field Day Information
Locating and Signing Up for the Field Day
If you are under 17 years of age when you REGISTER for this course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Field Day after passing the online portion of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department bowhunter education course.
Locate and sign up for the Field Day in your area.
Important! Bring your Temporary Bowhunter Education Certificate to the Field Day as proof of having completed the online course.
Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.
What to Expect at the Field Day
This is 4–6 hours, depending on the number of students attending and will include:
- a classroom session
- outdoor shooting
- blood trailing
- demonstrations of tree stand safety
- survival skills
Most of the classroom topics will pertain to Texas-specific regulations and issues that are not covered in this online course. Be sure to have proper clothing for the outdoor sessions.
After attending and passing the Field Day portion of the Bowhunter education requirement, you will receive your Bowhunter Education Certificate.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road Austin, TX 78744
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