The Blanco County 4-H club youth board will sponsor a Hunters Education Course to be held on September 27th and 28th. This two day course will begin on Saturday and run from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. and Sunday from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. It will be held at the Johnson City High School Ag. shop located at 505 N. Nugent in Johnson City. The cost is $15.00 per person. Once the course is completed, the participants will hold a Texas Parks and Wildlife hunters safety certificate. Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations requires that every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after September 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Minimum age of certification is 9 years of age. If you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and you are:
·under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied*.
·age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete a hunter education course, or you must be accompanied*.
·age 17 and over, you must successfully complete a hunter
·education course; or purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral” and you must be accompanied*.
*Accompanied means: By a person who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Note: Certification is not required to purchase a hunting license. Please call the Blanco County Extension Office (868-7167) by Tuesday, September23rd to reserve your spot in this upcoming class or if you need more information regarding the training. The instructors will be Don and Connie Evans from Burnet.