UPDATE 06/01/2020 – TPWD HE may resume with COVID restriction protocols in place.
UPDATE 05/2020 – Email Comes out from TPWD that 06/01/2020 Hunter Education may resume under restrictions.
UPDATE 04/06/2020 – As per Target Talk all Hunter Education activities on hold until June 2020.
UPDATE 03/31/2020: TPWD Hunter Education has extended the moratorium on teaching Instructor Led Hunter Education classroom courses with in person students until at least 4/30/2020. NO Classroom Hunter Education courses are to be taught as per TPWD.
UPDATE 03/25/2020: No change as of today, all activities and events for THEIA/TPWD still suspended until further notice.
UPDATE 03/19/2020: THEIA officially announces the cancellation of the TPWD /THEIA Hunter Education conference. We hope that we can reschedule the conference for later in the year but dates have not been determined as of yet.
UPDATE 03/19/2020: TPWD closes Public-Serving facilities and Programs and Events. In a official TPWD email the department outlined the suspension of normal activities due to COVID-19.
UPDATE 03/16/2020: TPWD Hunter Education – published – “Current Policy” … “is that all (hunter education) instructor-led classes, meetings, conferences shall be cancelled thru March 31st.”
As new information is released THEIA will publish it here to keep all Hunter Education Instructors updated.
Texas Hunter Education Instructors Association, Inc. (THEIA) is committed to bringing the most accurate information available to all Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) Hunter Education Instructors regarding the recent concerns as it relates to the COVID-19 Virus that has been dominating the news and social media of late.
As of 03/19/2020 – The CDC has recommended a cancellation or postponement of ALL in-person events for the next 8 weeks, that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States. Click Here to read the CDC recommendations. As of today the Hunter Education Conference is approximately 6 weeks away.
If this situation changes check back here for updated information. We will be monitoring the situation at the local, state and national level to help guide us in our decisions to best protect all Hunter Education Instructors.