New 3 Day Apprentice License to Give People a Taste of Hunting
Mississippi has offered an apprentice license for years now, but it was an annual license and still more than some people may want to pay if they only wanted to hunt for a day or two. So a new idea sprung up to get more people to try hunting, a 3 day apprentice license. With this license a non hunter can go out for a weekend, and see if they like it.
$7 buys a resident a 3 day apprentice license. With it they must go with someone who is 21 years of age or older who is a certified hunter. Some may go out and never want to go again, but Mississippi conservation officers are hoping that they will get some annual license sales as a result of this new program.
"We're getting ready to kick off a campaign called 'Take a Friend Hunting,'" said Jason Thompson of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. They are hoping that hunters will invite family, friends, neighbors on their next hunting venture. So high expenses is out as an excuse not to hunt, and also with the 3 day apprentice license one is not required to complete a hunter's education course, which usually takes 1-2 days to complete. So lack of time is out as an excuse as well, especially if a person can only go out for a weekend. From Chron.com.