The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is offering a special two-day upland game season for youth hunters. Scheduled for Sept. 29 – 30, the statewide season is open to hunters 15 years of age or younger. Youth hunters 12 -15 years of age are required to possess a junior hunting license with an upland game stamp for the hunt.
Any youth participating in the youth hunt must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age. This hunt provides youngsters with an opportunity to harvest cottontail, pygmy and white-tailed rabbits as well as California and Gambel’s quail or Chukar and Hungarian partridge.
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 in those instances when the purchase of a license is not required,” said Doug Nielsen, outdoor education supervisor for NDOW.