Hunter Education Deferral Program

Sponsoring Agency or Organization

Contact: Terry Erwin


Phone: 512-389-8140

Program details

The Texas Hunter Education Deferral Program is a hunter apprentice program that, when combined with other hunter education and youth hunting programs, is similar to the "Families Afield" programs of other states.

A deferral is a 'license' that can be purchased by a hunter 17 years of age or older to: 1) extend the time it takes him or her to find and successfully complete hunter education, or 2) to "give hunting a try" prior to choosing it as a way of life.

Hunter education is required of Texas hunters born on or after Sept. 2, 1971.

Planning and Evaluation

Program objectives: 

-Recruit new hunters
-Recruit lapsed hunters
-Extend opportunity to find and successfully complete hunter education in Texas
-To recruit new hunters from newcomers to Texas

Manual or Plan

This program has a manual or plan: Yes

Comments: Point of Sale System


This program is evaluated: Yes

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Program considerations and recommendations

General comments: $10.00 fee - $100,000+ as revenue annually $5.00 discount to course when taken within the established time frame

Critical elements to consider when planning this type of program: - Vendor knowledge and implementation - Communications effort - hunting regulations, etc. - Fee Collection and Use

Special facilities needed to implement the program: Point of Sale System