2010-07-15 / General Stories

Summer Time Is an Opportunity for a Different Education

Children long for summer vacation, but too soon they complain about being bored. It can be a full-time job for a parent to find activities that will keep those busy minds occupied and in practice for the coming school year. Summer is a good time to enroll your Texas youth hunter in a hunter education course.

In order to hunt alone, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department requires every Texas hunter, born on or after September 2, 1971, to successfully complete a hunter education training course. Twelve hours of instruction is a requirement to receive a hunter safety certificate.

Enrollment is on-going for a hunter safety education course scheduled for Saturday, July 17, in La Grange. A full-course, 12 hours of instruction, will be taught from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; first session, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the second session, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The course will be held in the La Grange City Hall.

Youth hunters, 9 years or older can register by calling the Fayette County Extension office at (979)968-5831 on or before Friday, July 16. The cost of the course is $15.00. Nine years old students attending the course are encouraged to be accompanied by a parent.

Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this course and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact the Fayette County Extension Office two work days prior to the course so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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