Youth Hunter Education Camp will be Oct. 26-28 at 4-H center

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Cari Snider, 325-784-5482, cari.snider@ag.tamu.edu

BROWNWOOD — A Youth Hunter Education Camp open to 4-H members from nine to 15 years of age will be held Oct. 26-28 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center, 5600 Farm-to-Market Road 3021 near Brownwood.

A 4-H member receives instruction on shooting safety during the Youth Hunter Education Camp at the 4-H center near Brownwood. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

“In this camp, participants will learn about hunting safety and responsibility as well as hunting laws and ethics,” said Cari Snider, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development program coordinator for the center. “Participants will learn about hunting and the hunter’s role in wildlife conservation.”

The camp is interactive with live-fire sessions, Snider said. All equipment is provided and the camp is designed to follow the Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Certification curriculum. It will be led by Denise Harmel-Garza, Texas 4-H program coordinator, College Station.

“All participants will be able to receive their basic hunter education certification by attending the camp and completing the course requirements, which include a final written exam,” Snider said. “Each registrant for the camp will receive additional information concerning the camp and the hunter education certification registration process.”

Registration for the course is online at http://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu. The cost is $300 per person for both youth and adults.

“This is a family style program, meaning a parent will attend along with their kids and learn the same information and skills,” Snider said. “Lodging is also family style, with all family members staying in the same room. One adult family member may accompany multiple youth from the same family.”

She said hotel-style lodging at the center’s Leadership Lodge is also available on a first-come first-serve basis.

“All adult volunteers must enroll as a 4-H volunteer, have a verified background check and complete the child protection training in 4-H Connect before camp begins,” Snider said.

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