Hunter education improves safety

  • The number one cause of accident for dove and other bird hunters is swinging on game outside of the safe zone of fire. Communicate and stick to your safe zone of fire and never shoot towards another hunter. Contributed/TPWD
    The number one cause of accident for dove and other bird hunters is swinging on game outside of the safe zone of fire. Communicate and stick to your safe zone of fire and never shoot towards another hunter. Contributed/TPWD
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers hunter safety courses for all skill levels. Visit TPWD’s website for times and locations of upcoming classes. Contributed/TPWD
    Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers hunter safety courses for all skill levels. Visit TPWD’s website for times and locations of upcoming classes. Contributed/TPWD
According to the 2019 Texas Hunting Incident Analysis, Texas has seen a substantial decrease in hunting-related accidents and fatalities since Hunter Education became mandatory in 1988. That year, over 18,000 Texans received their Hunter Education certification, but 12 fatalities and 70 accidents were still reported throughout the state. As more Texans have taken to the field and obtained their…

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