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#7030795 - 01/08/18 10:42 PM Rules for foreign nationals
HS2 Offline

Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 235
I should know the answer to this, but I don't.....

I have a friend from another country that might come to Texas this summer. What is the rules for foreigners in hog hunts? Can we buy my friend and his son a guided hunt for a day or two?


#7030810 - 01/08/18 10:47 PM Re: Rules for foreign nationals [Re: HS2]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
They will need a hunting license regardless. I don't see why they couldn't get a short term hunting license just for that hunt. I think you can get like a 5 day license or something like that.

Edited by SapperTitan (01/08/18 10:48 PM)
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#7031055 - 01/09/18 08:12 AM Re: Rules for foreign nationals [Re: HS2]
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Registered: 02/09/15
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Loc: Fairfax, VA
There are restrictions on them bringing a firearm into the country, and there are restrictions on them buying firearms, but I'm pretty sure borrowing a gun for a hunt is legal. And as ST said they will need to buy a hunting license, I also think they still need a hunter safety course.
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#7031357 - 01/09/18 11:24 AM Re: Rules for foreign nationals [Re: HS2]
der Teufel Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
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Loc: Central Texas
I think a person can still purchase a one-time deferral for the hunter safety course.

Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Minimum age of certification is 9 years and cost is $15.

If you were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, and you are:

under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied. (*See definition of accompanied.)
age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete a hunter education course or be accompanied.
age 17 and over, you must successfully complete a hunter education course; or purchase a "Hunter Education Deferra" and be accompanied.
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