Who is required to complete hunter education in Nevada?
According to Nevada law, all hunters who were born after January 1, 1960, must complete hunter education certification in order to acquire a hunting license in Nevada.
Is completion of the Nevada state agency-approved course required in order to buy a license?
Yes, in many cases. In order to buy a license, Nevada requires that hunters who were born after January 1, 1960, must first complete a course approved by the Nevada Department of Wildlife and IHEA-USA.
Hunting education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Nevada will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Nevada-Approved Hunting Course
The Nevada Hunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
What Makes a Course Approved?
To be approved by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, a course must teach hunters to become:
- Safe (by following all hunting safety rules)
- Responsible (about hunting, wildlife, conservation, and hunting laws)
- Knowledgeable (by knowing and demonstrating acceptable behavior and attitudes while hunting)
- Involved (in joining and participating in hunting and conservation organizations)
Meets IHEA-USA Standards
This Nevada Hunter Ed online hunting education course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by IHEA-USA and meets the requirements of the Nevada Department of Wildlife hunter safety mandate.
About the Standards
In 1999 the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA) adopted a set of performance guidelines for basic hunter education courses. These standards have been used internationally by hunter education administrators to evaluate minimum core content in hunter education courses. Industry partners, including the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Hunter Ed, have used the revised standards to develop new student manuals and alternative delivery methods for hunter education.
Our Commitment to Hunter Education
Hunter Ed is committed to making sure Nevada hunter education students learn the skills and information needed to have a safe, successful, and fun hunt. We strive to ensure this Nevada online hunter safety course helps you become a more knowledgeable and ethical hunter. Educated hunters play an important role in making Nevada a leader in conservation and wildlife management.
We accomplish that goal by working with Nevada Department of Wildlife and IHEA-USA to produce a course that’s accurate, interesting, and easy to understand.
As a new hunter, you can be proud of your contributions to wildlife conservation and your role as a steward of our natural resources.
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