Texas Hunter Safety Course provider, HunterEdCourse.com announced that they will donate $1 to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Operation Game Thief (OGT) reward fund for every HunterEdCourse.com Hunter Safety Course sold in Texas during the months of September and October 2014.
Poaching harms the sport for the hunter who follows the legal and ethical guidelines as taught in the HunterEdCourse.com Texas Hunter Safety Course. HunterEdCourse.com is instituting this program due to concern about the unlawful take of wildlife in Texas.
The Operation Game Thief program was created to assist game wardens in Texas battle poaching. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department program pays rewards to citizens who turn in poachers. The reward hotline is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached by calling 1-800-792-GAME or by sending a text tip to 847411 and then start a message with TPWD” and report the following information:
- Nature of the violation
- Location of the violation
- Name and/or description of the violator
- Description of any vehicle or boat involved in the violation
- Any other important information which will assist in apprehending the violator
Texas Operation Game Thief offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for a wildlife crime. The program is privately funded and is dependent upon financial support from the public through the purchase of OGT memberships and merchandise, donations, sponsorships, and gifts.
About Hunter Ed Course
Hunter Ed Course is committed to providing a more affordable online hunter safety course in order to reduce training as a barrier to access for those wanting to start hunting.
Offered at only $13 through the website www.HunterEdCourse.com, access is provided to online hunter education for youth and adults in a medium they are comfortable with and at a price that is affordable and within reach.
HunterEdCourse.com is an official online hunter safety course approved by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to teach the state-required hunter education for all hunters.