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Austin, TX - Family Provider Course (Oct 4 - 6)

  • October 04 - October 06, 2024
Participants Adult

About this Course

The Sheepdog Response Family Provider Course teaches the skills you need to hunt wild game and provide nutritious and delicious food for you and your family. Now you can get the entire family involved in the hunt and start young hunters off right with an early outdoors education. 

This specialty family hunting course is open to adults and up to three (3) children per adult ages 12 to 17. Mothers and daughters, Fathers and sons, Mothers and sons, Fathers and daughters, grandmas, grandpas, nephews, nieces, cousins, bring the whole extended family for this awesome opportunity to bond outdoors.

Learn hunting and game preparation from specialists and survival experts and gain the confidence you need to provide food without having to rely on supermarkets or others. Sheepdog Response will guide you through the process of ethically harvesting a kill, skinning, dressing, and preparing a meal with your family. Master the tools and skills utilized by hunters throughout history to sustain their families.

Don't just be a protector, be a PROVIDER.

Learn from some of the best instructors in the world, with decades of experience in hunting. You will spend the day learning to safely and ethically navigate to, hunt, recover, and dress a kill to provide for you and your family. Survival experts will offer instruction and demonstration on the techniques and then you will get the opportunity to test them out yourself in the field. You will learn the skills to provide food from land with confidence. 

Students will get the chance to try out their gear, compare it to the gear used by professionals, and get their hunting questions answered by hunters with decades of experience.

Adult and Junior hunters will get to shoot, navigate, track, harvest, and even leave with their Texas Hunters Ed qualification (a mandatory requirement to hunt in Texas if you were born after Sept. 2, 1971)

NOTE: Much of the class will be outdoors. Students will be required to hike on trails, over some rough terrain, and uphill for distances up to a kilometer.

NOTE: Children must be 12 to 17 years of age to qualify for the child rate. Parents and guardians must ensure that children are mature enough to attend. We will clean and dress real animals during the course. Parents and Guardians must remain with children at all times during the course. 

NOTE: Parents and Guardians may share weapons systems or bring their own individual systems. Parents and Guardians must ensure that weapons systems are appropriately sized for their children to operate. 

NOTE: Sheepdog Response does provide rental weapons for this course on a first come first served basis. Quantities are limited so please book rental systems early. Contact info@sheepdogresponse.com to book a rental system.

NOTE: Ammunition can include calibers up to, but not including, .338 Lapua or larger.

Everyone at Sheepdog Response is very excited to see you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to email info@sheepdogresponse.com and we will get right back to you. Thanks, and have a great week!

Topics Covered
  • Hunter sight zero
  • Land navigation
  • Long range accuracy
  • Alternate shooting positions
  • Stalking to shoot
  • Gear selection
  • Licensing and game tags
  • Ethical harvesting
  • Skinning
  • Dressing
  • Safe game preparation
Class Itinerary
When & Where: October 4 - 6, 2024
  • 4 October 2024 | 5 pm - 7 pm (SDR Training Center)
  • 5 October 2024 | 7 am - 5 pm (Reveille Peak Ranch)
  • 6 October 2024 | 7 am - 2 pm (Reveille Peak Ranch)

Classroom Address: SDR  Training Center

754 Bagdad, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Range Address:   Reveille Peak Ranch

105 Co Rd 114, Burnet, TX 78611

Local Travel Accommodations:

Nearest Major Airport: Austin, TX (AUS)


On-Site Accommodations

Packing List

Clothing and Gear Required:

  • Durable pants and comfortable shirt (enough for three days of training)
  • Boots or hiking shoes
  • Gloves
  • Backpack
  • Rain Jacket- the event will go forward regardless of weather
  • Baseball cap or another hat with brim
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Trekking poles or hiking stick (if desired)
  • Knee pads (if desired)
  • Gaiters (if desired)

Firearm and Accessories:

  • Bolt-action or similar accuracy rifle system
  • Bipod or shooting stick
  • Magazines (if applicable)
  • Weapons sling 
  • Binoculars or spotting scope (if desired)
  • Range finder (if desired)
  • Shooting pads (if desired)
  • Optics Cover (if desired)
  • 50 rounds of ammo

Equipment and Accessories:

  • Knife (fixed blade or skinning knife)
  • Food-safe Gloves (if desired)
  • Compass (Lensatic or Silva style)

Also Needed:

Recommended Items:

  • Individual First Aid Kit (we highly recommend getting one and learning how to use it)
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks
  • Multi tool

Food & Water:

  • Bring any food and any snacks you desire
  • Water bottle, hydration pack, or a refillable container to stay hydrated during the training 
  • Please, do not drink alcohol the day/night before training, or during the course in between classes.