Game warden offers hunter education course
FLORESVILLE -- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Jesse Garcia will host a two-day hunter education course Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, located on U.S. 181. The class will meet from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
According to state regulations, every hunter born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a hunter education training course, and proof of such course, or a deferment, is required to be “on your person” while hunting. The minimum age for certification is 9 years old, and the cost is $15.
As an exception, children 16 years of age and younger may hunt without having completed a hunter education course, provided they are accompanied by a licensed hunter 17 years of age or older who has completed a hunter education course or is otherwise exempt.
For more information or to register for the class, call Garcia at 830-391-0190.