This is Passport to Texas
The average age of Texas hunters is mid-forties. As these hunters decrease their time in the field, some increase their time in the classroom.
05—Some become [hunter education] instructors, and really want to give back to something they’ve enjoyed all throughout their lives.
Nancy Heron is director of outreach and education at parks and wildlife. She said the program has a need for instructors with special skills.
12—Parks and Wildlife has a lot of constituents who are bilingual, and who just speak Spanish. We are looking for bilingual instructors that are able to teach the hunter education program in Spanish and English.
The Spanish speaking population in Texas is growing, and Parks and Wildlife wants to ensure this group has easy access to hunter education, and a great outdoor experience.
11—We certainly could use those instructors to help us reach those constituents that we normally wouldn’t be able to reach. And, we do want to offer them [Spanish speaking constituents] an opportunity to get out in the outdoors and enjoy it.
We have information on becoming a volunteer Hunter Education instructor at passporttotexas.org.
The Wildlife Restoration Program supports our series.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.