Outdoor Brief


Becoming a hunter just got easier

Is hunting one of the things on your "to do" list? A new apprentice hunting license offered by the Nevada Department of Wildlife just in time for this fall's hunting seasons may be your ticket.

The license allows anyone 12 and older to hunt upland game and waterfowl (no tagged species) for one season without first completing a hunter education course. The apprentice must have never previously held a hunting license and must always be accompanied and closely supervised by a mentor 18 or older who holds a valid Nevada hunting license and is willing to assume legal responsibility for the apprentice hunter.

The license itself is free, but with mandatory habitat conservation and license agent fees ($4) and applicable stamps, the cost will be $14 for upland game, $29 for waterfowl or $39 for both.

For more information, call (775) 688-1553 or go to www.ndow.org.