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Old 03-26-2021, 02:25 PM   #1
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Texas Parks and Wildlife Bowhunter Education Course
Sunday 6 June 2021 July 2019, Cinnamon Creek Archery, Roanoke (North Fort Worth), TX

Texas Parks and Wildlife will be conducting a Bowhunter Education course at Cinnamon Creek Archery (Event Center pavilion), Sunday 6 June 2021. Address-13794 Old Denton Rd. Roanoke, TX 76262.

This is a field day only course, participants will need to have completed the Texas online portion (www.NBEF.org) or http://www.bowhunter-ed.com/texas/ , take the test, print and bring the Field Day qualifier form to the course on Saturday.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will earn the International Bowhunter Education Program certification. This certification is required for some State requirements as well as some Federal lands in Texas.

The plan is to get started at 0830 sharp. Itís my expectation to complete the course by mid- afternoon. Depending on the number of participants, weather, etc, it may go slightly longer, I apologize in advance.

Note that TPWD is using a new registration system, this system will require you to register online using the TPWD website. Search for the 6 June 2021 Field day course, and register. Link- https://tpwd.elementlms.com/course/b...eld-course-54/

We will not release for lunch, bring a snack and drink if you desire. If that is an issue let me know, the alternative is for everyone to bring a sack lunch.

For the Field Day class, we will not be conducting live-fire. Dress appropriately as we will be outside for a while- hat, boots, insect spray, etc.

For all participants, I believe the online course cost is $30.00, the field day portion will be $15.00 and paid at the beginning of the course.

This being a Field Day only course, itís better suited for a somewhat experienced bowhunter. The short timeframe usually dictates little or no one-on-one instruction and the online portion has no manner in which to ask questions or enter into discussion. Basically we will cover some important points, engage in a discussion covering rules/ethics and a little safety, participate in a mock blood-trailing, a shoot-donít shoot/range estimation exercise, some tree-stand demoís, couple of short videos, and then a TPWD final test.

Let me know if anyone needs handicapped access, as well as if there will be any youth/children attending with you. Neither is a problem, in fact itís encouraged, but we like to know in advance. Minimum age for certification is 12 years old.

My contact information is Doug at 817-223-2839, DHL-Archery@sbcglobal.net.
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Old 03-26-2021, 03:00 PM   #2
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I’ve been needing to complete one of these. I may have to put it on the calendar.
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Old 03-26-2021, 03:24 PM   #3
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I did this course about a month ago and got certified. It was a great course and learned a few things and highly recommend it.

The range estimation exercise was fun. I did get outside my comfort zone on that one and underestimated at 10 yards.

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Definitely worthwhile! I did it back in 1996 for a caribou hunt in Alaska. We had a great time in the class and learned a ton.
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Old 03-26-2021, 04:55 PM   #5
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1996, are you as old as WCB?
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Old 03-26-2021, 05:11 PM   #6
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1996, are you as old as WCB?
LOL........nah just been bowhunting since I was in college!
Mike is young at heart and one heckuva good fella......besides his crappy back issues he would be a spring chicken!
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Old 03-26-2021, 05:15 PM   #7
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1996, are you as old as WCB?
Mine was in 1997. Bad thing was that I had to show the instructor how to blood trail.

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Old 03-26-2021, 05:19 PM   #8
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Well I enjoyed my field course but it included "live fire". I guess actually being able to accurately shoot a bow is no longer necessary for hunters.

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Old 03-26-2021, 05:21 PM   #9
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Well I enjoyed my field course but bbn it included "live fire". I guess actually being able to accurately shoot a bow is no longer necessary for hunters.

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Yessir, we had too shoot in front of everyone. Some very good hunters were making horrible shots with the whole class watching........lol!
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Old 03-26-2021, 05:46 PM   #10
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I guess everyone just gets a trophy for just showing up.

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Old 03-26-2021, 06:13 PM   #11
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I guess everyone just gets a trophy for just showing up.

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No throphys given, should we change it?
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Old 03-26-2021, 06:20 PM   #12
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Negative Joe Dirt, no trophy's given, any ideas to change the curriculum, volunteer as a instructor, otherwise- x.
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Negative Joe Dirt, no trophy's given, any ideas to change the curriculum, volunteer as a instructor, otherwise- x.
Well the original idea worked. Make the candidates shoot for a score. Can't make minimum then you don't get the certification.
Sorry if it hurts your little feelings but that's the way it still should be.

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Old 03-27-2021, 07:29 AM   #14
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No hurt feelings here, I just follow the curriculum as I'm instructed.
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:54 AM   #15
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That's all you can do.

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They do give you a patch, but you have to pass a written test at the end of the course.
I enjoyed it.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:41 PM   #17
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A correction, minimum age is 9 years old.

Let me know if anyone needs handicapped access, as well as if there will be any youth/children attending with you. Neither is a problem, in fact it’s encouraged, but we like to know in advance. Minimum age for certification is 12 years old.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:11 PM   #18
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And a bump, @5 slots remaining.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:47 PM   #19
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We must have different calendars, mine says Sunday June 6, 2021 ?
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:18 AM   #21
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We must have different calendars, mine says Sunday June 6, 2021 ?
You are correct, it's Sunday. Sorry.
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You are correct, it's Sunday. Sorry.
Doug is getting as old as WCB.
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:34 PM   #23
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Doug is getting as old as WCB.
Ha, I'm not that old. Its the result of being in a hurry, not reviewing my chit, and copying previous flyers.

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Old 05-20-2021, 12:20 PM   #24
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Can I go ahead and e-mail my Texas Field Day Qualifier Exam Certificate? If so, where to? I'm worried I'll forget to print and take it.
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Old 05-20-2021, 02:36 PM   #25
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NM. I found it.
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Last bump, looking like a full class.
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Old 06-02-2021, 08:38 AM   #27
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Well the original idea worked. Make the candidates shoot for a score. Can't make minimum then you don't get the certification.
Sorry if it hurts your little feelings but that's the way it still should be.

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Some certain places that hold draw hunts such as Corp of Engineers some years back required archers to qualify, and also some military bases did the same.
I remember you had to shoot from elevated stand, 10, 15, 20, and 25 yard range and be able to hit a paper plate.
If you failed, you had to reschedule the test or you wouldn't be able to hunt until you passed.
It wasn't about winning a trophy, but a good policy in my opinion.
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Old 06-04-2021, 09:57 PM   #28
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Some certain places that hold draw hunts such as Corp of Engineers some years back required archers to qualify, and also some military bases did the same.
I remember you had to shoot from elevated stand, 10, 15, 20, and 25 yard range and be able to hit a paper plate.
If you failed, you had to reschedule the test or you wouldn't be able to hunt until you passed.
It wasn't about winning a trophy, but a good policy in my opinion.
Yessir, the qualifier IMO is a better "gauge" than the actual course, just my two cents.
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