Apprentice Hunting - Ages 10 and over

  • Anyone ages 10 and older can be a part of the hunting experience by purchasing a base apprentice (APC) license. The base apprentice license, which can be purchased for two license years before needing to successfully complete a hunter safety course, allows you to hunt small game and purchase licenses to hunt other species like deer and turkey.  

    As an apprentice hunter, you must:

    • Be 10 years of age or older.
    • Be accompanied by someone 21 years of age or older who possesses a regular current-year hunting license for the same game you will be hunting.
    • Have the accompanying hunter be your parent, guardian, or someone designated by your parent or guardian if you are 10-16 years of age.

    As an accompanying hunter, you must:

    • Be able to come to the immediate aid of the apprentice and stay within a distance that permits uninterrupted, unaided visual and verbal contact.
    • Accompany no more than two apprentice hunters while hunting.
    • How to purchase the apprentice license

    Residents can purchase one of the following apprentice license types:

    • *Base JR APC (ages 10-16) $6.00
    • *Base RES APC (ages 17+) $11.00
    • Hunt/Fish Combo RES APC (ages 17+) $76.00

    Non residents can purchase one of the following apprentice license types:

    • *Base JR APC (ages 10-16) $6.00
    • *Base NR APC (ages 17+) $151.00
    • Hunt/Fish Combo NR APC (ages 17+) $266.00

    *The base license enables you to hunt small game - if you want to hunt other species you will also need to purchase a license for that species.

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