Hunters Should Go Online to Check Their Hunter Education Records

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is encouraging hunters to go online now to check their hunter education records to ensure records are in order before applying for big game tags and purchasing hunting licenses online this spring.

We’ve implemented a system which converges the application process with hunter education records,” said Les Smith, NDOW Hunter Education Coordinator. “As in 2005, clients can purchase their license at the same time they apply for a big game tag. The program fills in the verified hunter education records when the hunter purchases the license through the big game tag draw process.”

To verify hunter education records visit www.ndow.org. From the pull-down menu under “Hunt” go to “Hunter Education.” There hunters will find the link to “Pre-Register Your Hunter Education.” If your data isn’t verified, print out a pre-registration form.  The completed form and proof of hunter education can be sent to the address on the form or faxed. Hunters are urged to verify receipt of their submission with Wildlife Administrative Services. All hunter education pre-registration forms must be received two weeks prior to the chosen hunt application deadline.

Hunters born in 1960 or later are required to have successfully completed an approved hunter education class prior to purchasing a Nevada hunting license.  Classes that fulfill the requirement are offered year round by NDOW.  Classes are listed at www.ndow.org by choosing “Hunter Education” under the “Hunt” pull-down menu.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is the state agency responsible for the protection, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. Wildlife offices are located in Las Vegas, Henderson, Winnemucca, Fallon, Elko, and Reno. For more information, contact the agency web site at www.ndow.org.