Hunting can be an expensive sport, especially for someone who is just starting out. A hunter has buy a gun, a license and stamps for their license, not to mention attend hunter safety class and purchase all the other gear that goes with hunting.
All that goes into starting to hunt can be daunting and could steer some people away from picking up the hobby. However, Nevada has created a solution for that problem.
"Hunting is a great sport, but it's also not the easiest thing to just jump into," said Chris Vasey, outdoor educator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. "It can be a little intimidating for a novice to get into hunting if you've never been out before. The Apprentice License allows a person who has never hunted before to get that experience and see what all his friends are talking about."
The Apprentice Hunter License enable anyone 12 and older to hunt for one season without completing the Hunter Education Course. However, the apprentice must never have had a hunting license in the past and must always be accompanied by a mentor 18 or older, who is also willing to assume legal responsibility for the apprentice.
"This is the time of year where your coworkers come into the office talking about their latest hunting trip," Vasey said. "They talk about getting out camping with their buddies, the 'thrill of the chase' or how good chukar tastes. You want to give it a try but you don't really have any idea what it would take to get into hunting. With the Apprentice License you can have an experienced hunter take you out and show you what you've been missing."
Any hunter preparing for the season should equip their vehicle with accessories that will protect their interior and exterior. Husky Liners® vehicle floor mats and mud guards are the ideal products for those heading out into the woods during this upcoming season.