“Though we schedule about 80 Hunter Education classes in the Southern Region each year, there are always some people who put the class off until the last minute and then become frustrated when scheduled classes fill up quickly,” said Doug Nielsen, Conservation Education Supervisor for NDOW. “If someone hopes to hunt big game in Nevada this year, and still needs to complete the Hunter Education course, I recommend that they register for a class as soon as possible. The closer we get to the application deadline, the harder it will be to find an available class.”
Hunters can register for the NDOW Hunter Education class online at www.ndow.org. The cost is $5 payable at the door.
Nevada’s Hunter Education class is comprised of a home-study component and eight hours of in-class training. Students are required to complete the home-study workbook prior to attending class. The workbooks are available free of charge at the NDOW offices in Las Vegas and Henderson, located at 4747 Vegas Drive (near Decatur Blvd.) and 744 S. Racetrack Road (near Boulder Highway) respectively.
Students who prefer to work in a digital format, or are unable to obtain a workbook, can complete the home study component online at www.hunter-ed.com or www.hunterexam.com; however, there is a fee for using these online options. A completed workbook or a certificate of completion for the online option is required for admittance to the classroom portion of the training. Students must pass a 75-question examination and properly complete a series of in-class exercises to receive their Hunter Education card.
In Nevada, any person born after January 1, 1960 must complete and pass the state Hunter Education class before purchasing a Nevada hunting license. Though Nevada has a reciprocal agreement with the other states, hunters planning to hunt in other states should check Hunter Education requirements in those states to avoid last minute disappointments.
The card also is valid in Canada, Mexico and South Africa.