Bowhunter University Program:
These courses make for a safe, ethical, effective bowhunter. Pick one or all. Hunter Ed is a state requirement for a hunting license. Bowhunter 101 will make you successful in Texas. Treestand Safety is a must for elevated hunting. Today’s Crossbow should be taken by anyone investing in a crossbow. IBEP is required for special hunting lands.
NOTE: Texans Archery Club organizes hunts periodically for its’ membership. These are day/extended group hunts at reduced group rates, and community service hunts (possibly requested by a Game Warden for pest control in urban areas, private landowner feral hog control hunts, etc). A TAC member must have a valid hunting license and have completed the IBEP certification to participate – in most instances.
Youth completing the IBEP certification may also be considered for special youth bowhunting programs occasionally available.
Hunter Education - The Field Experience (one session, cost $15, plus $5 facility fee): TPWD Requirements
2013 Classes scheduled for 8am to noon on: Planning to hunt this year? If you need the required Hunter Ed class sign up now! To enroll, contact: email@example.com (214) 789-9900
“Hunter Education provides instruction in Texas hunting regulations, wildlife management and identification, conservation, ethics, firearm and hunting safety and responsibility, and outdoor skills. This course is particularly suited to novice or young hunters. All materials are provided and subjects are covered in depth to enable the student to successfully complete the Hunter Education certification process.”
Basic hunter education certification courses are held one weekend per month at Texas Archery Academy by TPWD certified instructors with a cost of $20. This is the “field” portion only, you must complete the online course prior to attending.
Today’s Crossbow (quarterly two hour seminar, cost $15) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (214) 789-9900
Bowhunting 101: (two sessions, 5 hours total, cost $60) Contact Bob Barnette: email@example.com
Classes 9/18 (TXAA) and 9/21/13 (Elm Fork)
A seminar for the beginning or moderately experienced Bowhunter. Emphasis is on preparing you to make your shot count, and giving you confidence in your equipment and technique. Includes review and testing of your equipment, hunting methods & techniques, safe use of treestands & blinds, and practical tips for shooting and recovering your game animal!
Session 1 (2 hours) is held indoors – topics including Getting to Know Your Gear; Equipment Inspection, Evaluation, and Testing; and Practical Shooting – Form and Technique.
Session 2 (3 hours) is held outdoors – topics include Blinds & Stands for Bowhunting; Treestand Safety; Shooting & Testing Broadheads; Shooting Big Game Animals – Strategies for Getting the Shot and Making it Count; and Game Recovery – What to Do After the Shot.
Bowhunting in Texas – Where to Go? (1 hour seminar, cost $20) Contact Bob Barnette: firstname.lastname@example.org
An overview of opportunities for bowhunting in Texas, including public land, private land, and local day-hunt outfitters. Don’t have your own land or a lease? Learn about places you can hunt at minimal expense in Texas. Out-of-state opportunities can also be discussed if desired.
Treestand Safety (1.5 hour seminar, cost $15) Contact Bob Barnette: email@example.com
Class 9/21/13 at Elm Fork
A detailed, hands-on seminar on hunting safely from treestands and ladderstands. Learn the types of stands, how to set them up safely, and how to use the various Fall-Arrest Systems and other safety gear available. Vital information that could save your life! As the National Bowhunter Education Foundation says, “It’s time to take treestand safety personally, because IT IS personal!”
International Bowhunter Education Program (IBEP) cost is $20 - (Texas Class Schedule):
A certification program designed and administered by the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) to train bowhunters throughout North America and internationally. The ultimate goal of the IBEP is to provide bowhunters, both experienced and new, with the basic fundamentals of good, safe bowhunting while maintaining the highest ethical standards in the sport – instilling a responsible attitude towards people, wildlife and the environment in which they hunt. This class grants a certification that is currently required to bowhunt many public lands in many states (including Texas) and many foreign countries. For anyone considering bowhunting, this should be a prerequisite before stepping into the field. Minimum age is 12 years.
The class has approximately 10 hours of interactive classroom/online study and 3 hours of practical field training. (class is $15, plus $5 facility fee)