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2017 Hunter Education Conference

THEIA and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Annual Hunter Education Instructor Conference

TPWD Area Chief Meeting


Conference Venue:

Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX
April 21-23, 2017

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Hardin-Simmons University will finalize and sign a Memorandum of Understanding at this years Hunter Education Conference.  This historic event will represent the first time a private university and TPWD have entered into a proud partnership agreement and we hope to celebrate this union at the annual Hunter Education Conference on Saturday.

Conference Highlights:

  • Welcome Reception & Area Chief Meeting (Friday)
  • CWD; Feral Hog Mgmt, & Issues
  • NEW Online Registration System (ORS)
  • Hunting 101 Workshops
  • Mentored Hunts / R3 Initiatives
  • Keynote – Mr. Michael Sabbeth, Denver, CO (Ethics & Image)

Michael Sabbeth – Keynote Address


Michael G. Sabbeth is a lawyer in Denver, Colorado.  He lectures on the ethics and rhetoric.  He has written the book “The Good, The Bad and the Difference: How to Talk with Children About Values.” & is now working on a book titled “No More Apologizing ! Arguments to Defend and Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports.”

Instructor Awards Banquet

  • HE Hall of Fame Recipients
  • Volunteer of the Year (TX)
  • Regional Volunteers of the Year
  • Game Warden of the Year
  • Professional Educator of the Year
  • HE Instructor TEAM Award
  • THEIA T.D. Carroll Award
  • Silent Auction

Conference Hotel:

MCM Elegante’ Suites – Abilene, TX
4250 Ridgemont Dr.
Abilene, TX 79606
(325) 698-1234

Rooms are blocked at MCM Elegante’
Rooms are 2 room suites.
This rate is for single or double occupancy so room share if you want.

Deadline for Hotel Reservations is March 31st.
After March 31st., you may call after this and see if rooms are still available but there will be no more block on the rooms held for TPWD & THEIA.