Please watch our video to fully understand what you can experience at a TYHP hunt: http://www.tyhp.org
The cost for youth hunter and accompanying adult is normally $200. Some of our hunts will vary in price if they are shorter (i.e. 2-day dove hunt) or if it is an out of state Adventure Hunt that requires any tags or permits from another state. Scholarships are available for any youth hunter that needs assistance through the office or our volunteer Huntmasters.
TYHP gives priority to new hunters. After we select new hunters we fill spaces with hunters who have the least number of hunts with TYHP. If you have attended several hunts we recommend you participate in the Adventure Hunt Program.
TYHP requires completion of Hunter Education to participate. The program is an extension of Hunter Education. Youth get to put into practice what they learned in the classroom. And additional consideration is that our host Landowners appreciate that youth hunters are well prepared to hunt safely after completing Hunter Education.
Please see the schedule published by Texas Parks and Wildlife at https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/hunter-education/
If your child is selected you will get an email approximately 21-30 days before the hunt and then be contacted by the hunt master thereafter with further details.
We do not notify non-selects, we just do not have the manpower to do that at this time. However, if a selected hunter cancels, you could still be selected as a replacement, in which, you will be contacted by email or phone.
Due to the numbers involved with having more applicants than spots on a given hunt, applying for multiple hunts will help us find a place for you. Additionally, you can participate in our “Refer-a-Friend” program, which means if you recruit a first time TYHP hunter and they are selected for a hunt, you can also be selected for the same hunt. Having your Hunter’s Education certification and Hunting License on file will also be advantageous. Please submit these documents via fax (210-524-9032) or email. Participating in the Adventure Hunt program is another way to increase hunting opportunities in our program, click on the link for more information about Adventure Hunts. https://tyhp.org/adventure-hunts/
Additional guests are $50 each and requires approval in advance.
Yes, for many reasons. TYHP is an educational experience, and many of the activities (e.g. Thank you letters, evaluations, concluding meeting) do not occur until after the last hunt session. Also, we ask participants to assist in leaving the ranch better than we found it by helping with cleanup. If someone leaves early the work load is not fair. Additionally, our cooks plan meals and purchase food for the entire weekend.
Refunds are not issued within 5 days of the hunt start date since supplies and food will have been purchased. If you have an emergency contact TYHP as soon as possible. We will decide if a refund is issued on a case by case basis.
See https://tyhp.org/hunt-information-documents/ to download the documents you will need to fill out and bring to the hunt as well as a checklist of supplies for the different types of hunts we offer.
All meals are provided. We provide water, tea, coffee and non-carbonated drinks. If you want sodas on the hunt you must bring your own.
Lodging is provided. Lodging ranges from the opportunity to put up a tent to accommodations in luxurious spaces, depending on what is available on the property being hunted, landowner wishes, and other logistics. You will see the details in the hunt description before you apply.
No, TYHP has firearms to loan, but make your request quickly after you have been selected for a hunt. You need to practice with the firearm you will use on the hunt within 14 days of the hunt date. Please print, follow the instructions on the certificate and bring the Marksmanship Certificate to the hunt.
If your child harvests an animal, he/she will learn how to field dress it and how to skin, quarter, pluck, etc. to prepare to transport the meat home. This is part of the educational design of TYHP. You will need to provide your own ice chest/cooler to transport meat home.
TYHP does not identify which are buck hunts, and most of our deer hunts are for doe. We are an entry level hunting program with an emphasis on education, safety and conservation.
If you are new to TYHP go to LOG IN, then click on REGISTER to create an account.
If you are a returning user, you will need to enter your email address and request a new password to reactive your old account. If you used an email address you no longer have access to, call us and we will update your account so you can log in.
Info about volunteering can be found here: https://tyhp.org/become-a-volunteer/
Follow us on Facebook events for our Volunteer Orientations by Zoom calls and our in-person Huntmaster Training. https://www.facebook.com/TexasYouthHuntingProgram/events