Q-Tip: Hunter education class | NevadaAppeal.com

Q-Tip: Hunter education class

Don Quilici

Anyone interested in applying for 2000 Nevada big game hunting tags, who still needs to take hunter education, should carefully note the following information:

There will be one last hunter education class offered at the Capital City Gun Club on April 15.

This will be the final class to be held at the gun club, prior to the April 17 deadline for receiving applications for the various 2000 big game hunting seasons.

Successful completion of a hunter education class is required in the State of Nevada for anyone born after Dec. 31, 1959 who intends to purchase a Nevada hunting license.

The hunting license is required in order to apply for tags to hunt pronghorn antelope, mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, California bighorn sheep, desert bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat.

There is a nominal charge for the Capital City Gun Club class.

All students must pre-register, obtain course materials and complete a workbook prior to attending.

The class will be taught by volunteer instructors certified by the Nevada Division of Wildlife NDOW).

It will be held at the Capital City Gun Club, just off Arrowhead Drive near the Eagle Valley West Golf Course.

Some of the subjects to be covered include the safe handling of rifles, pistols and handguns, hunter ethics, conservation, first-aid and wilderness survival.

Most people requiring the course are interested in applying for big game tags, which are awarded through various computerized drawings conducted by NDOW. The deadline for receiving those applications is April 17.

For information, call the Capital City Gun Club at 882-9904, Wednesdays through Sundays, or Les Smith, hunter education coordinator for NDOW, at 688-1500.