Please Contact the Members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee Today!
Last Friday, the Nevada House passed Assembly Bill 246 by a 38-2 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate where it will be considered by the Senate Natural Resources Committee.
Introduced by Assemblyman David Bobzien (D-24), AB246 would establish an apprentice hunting license that would allow prospective hunters 12 years old and older to try their hand at hunting before completing a hunter education course. Apprentice hunters would be required to be directly supervised in the field by a mentor who is at least 18 years old and who holds a valid
Hunter recruitment is critical to the long-term preservation of our hunting heritage. Hunter numbers are declining and radical anti-hunting organizations like the Humane Society of the
Research shows that overly burdensome regulations deter citizens from trying hunting for the first time. This includes the current requirement that virtually all prospective hunters complete hunter education. An apprentice hunting program allows people a “try it before they buy it” opportunity. Ultimately, many will want to complete a hunter education course in order to hunt on their own and pursue game that requires special tags. In the end, more citizens will complete hunter education and join the hunter ranks as a result.
Please contact the members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support AB246. Contact information can be found below.
State Senator David R. Parks - Chair
State Senator Allison Copening - Vice Chair
State Senator Bernice Mathews
State Senator Bob Coffin
State Senator Dean A. Rhoads
State Senator Mark E. Amodei
State Senator Dennis Nolan