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Target Talk 12/22/2016

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Target Talk

In This Issue:

Coordinator’s Comments – 2017 — Looking Ahead!


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

THANKS for your efforts in 2016 — you all continue to be my heroes for spreading our mission of “safe, responsible, knowledgeable and involved hunting and shooting practices and behaviors.”

Looking ahead in 2017 — We will have a lot more of the same on our plates, plus a whole lot of extra gravy!

  • HE COURSES – 65,000+ students
  • Online Registration System
  • Hunting 101 Workshops
  • R3 Planning/Implementation
  • THEIA Partnership & Conference
  • TYHP & Texas 4-H/Extension
  • HE Outreach & Activities

I hope you are as excited as I am to embrace a new year full of more of WHAT WE DO!

HAPPY, SAFE HUNTING over the holidays!

PHOTO:  Can’t resist — Sarah and her Christmas buck — CONGRATS my lovely daughter!  A big thanks to Jim & Mariane Hall, my cousins, for allowing us the privilege to hunt at their place — something we don’t take for granted!

Steve Hall, HE Coordinator

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2016 – Twas a Great Year!

HE Hunt

THANKS for your hard work in 2016!


  • Students Trained – 65,642
  • Field Activities – 16,066
  • Students that Live-fired – 6,417
  • New Instructors Trained – 389
  • Active Instructors – 2,492
  • HOURS Taught – 47,646
  • VALUE of Service – $1,143,504
  • Courses Held – 4,151


  • HE Staff Outreach Events – 72
  • Hunting 101 Pilots – 10


  • TX Agrilife HE Basic/Adv – 1,684
  • TX Agrilife 4-H Students – 2,937
  • TYHP Hunts – 190
  • TYHP Youth Hunters – 1,095
  • Huntmaster Workshops – 13
HE Course

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Kathy Powell Retirement Holiday Dinner


There is still two more days to get me your well wishes as we plan to take Kathy Powell out for a holiday dinner next week and will present her your well wishes at that time.  Please send to:  steve.hall@tpwd.texas.gov.

Donations towards Kathy Powell’s retirement gift are now being accepted by “THEIA”, so we can thank her for the time she served our Texas hunter education community.

Please send checks no later than December 31st to: THEIA; ATTN Denise Harmel-Garza;

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Hunter Ed Instructors and Hunters Wanted!

HunterWOOD – Here we come!


Actors (Hunters) Needed –  For a Game Warden K-9 story, TPWD Media staff needs 4 white males, in their mid 20’s (or looking like mid 20’s) and one white male about 14 or 15 years of age for a reenactment scene. The young hunters will be dove hunting and the youngest will hide his gun and ammo in the woods.  The K-9 will find the gun and ammo. The videographer will be riding with the K-9 unit which shows up after another Game Warden has already approached the group and suspected a gun of being hidden.  Faces of the hunters will be blurred.  Any willing, preferably free, actors to play the parts of the dove hunters? If so, please contact: Bruce.Biermann@tpwd.texas.gov

Instructor Stories – To reach more prospective hunters and continue to remind existing hunters to be safe in the field, Kalkomey’s Hunter Ed is now featuring stories submitted by real hunter ed instructors on their blog and social media. They would love to get some input from hunters all across the country. Is there an instructor or two who might be interested in sharing his/her story with new hunters?

You can see an example of one of their popular posts here: http://www.hunter-ed.com/blog/letter-landowner-elk-hunt/

If you think YOU might have a good story to share, please send it to Megan Dyer; Content Marketing Strategist, Kalkomey, LLC at: mdyer@kalkomey.com

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TPWD Resources

Hunter Education Overview | Instructor Resources | Student Resources 
Operation Game Thief | Texas Game Warden Association

Other Hunter Ed Resources

International Hunter Education Association | NRA Programs & Services 
NSSF Hunting & Ranges | Texas Hunter Education Instructor Association