NDOW Offers Youth Hunts for Upland Game

Upland-Game-Youth-HuntThe Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has scheduled a two-day upland game hunting season for youth hunters 15 years of age or younger. Dates for the youth hunt are Sept. 28-29.

Any youth participating in this hunt must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age. Those hunters 12 -15 years of age are required to possess a Nevada junior hunting license with an upland game bird stamp. This hunt provides youngsters with an opportunity to harvest several types of upland game including cottontail, pygmy and white-tailed rabbits, California and Gambel’s quail and chukar.

Hunter education classes are available prior to the youth hunt and are required for the purchase of a hunting license by anyone born after Jan. 1, 1960. "The hunter education class offers training in safe and ethical hunting practices, and is a valuable resource even if the purchase of a license is not required," said Doug Nielsen, Conservation Education supervisor for NDOW.

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