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Hunting in Nevada: 4 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Your Kids

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Compared to other states, Nevada has adopted a fairly hunter-friendly policy for children and youth that enables them to experience the thrill of hunting in a safe environment at a young age.

However, before you apply for a hunting permit for your son or daughter, there are a few rules and regulations you need to be aware of that will ensure you are in compliance with state and federal law and will let your child to fully enjoy this age-old hobby.

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1. Age Requirements
Unlike many states, Nevada permits children under age 12 to go hunting without a hunting license, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. However, they are prohibited from hunting big-game animals until they are 12 or older. It is also against the law for youth under 18 to hunt mammals or game birds unless a parent, guardian, or another "authorized person" who owns a hunting license accompanies them.

2. Hunter Education
Nevada requires every hunter whose birthday later than January 1, 1960, to own a valid hunter education certificate before he or she can buy a hunting license in the state. The good news for children and youth is the state has not set a minimum age for completing the hunter safety course and earning the state hunter education certificate, according to HUNTERcourse.com. Nevada's hunter education classes are comprised of a classroom course and an independent study course that is taken online.

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3. Types of Hunting Licenses
A range of hunting licenses are available from the Nevada Department of Wildlife tied to the type of game you will be hunting, the organization's website said. When applying for a hunting license, your child will need to display proof that he earned his hunter safety education certificate in order to purchase a license.

4. Hunter Orange Recommendation
Nevada does not require hunters to wear hunter, or blaze, orange when hunting in the state. However, for safety reasons the NDOW recommends hunters of all ages wear hunter orange clothing that is clearly detectable from every side while in the wild during hunting season, particularly upland and big-game hunters, according to the International Hunter Education Association.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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