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Hunter’s Safety Class Registration Begins

posted Oct 29, 2015, 4:23 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Nov 9, 2015, 1:00 PM ]
For those interested in hunting the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services is sponsoring a Hunter’s Safety class held by the NDOW (Nevada Division of Wildlife) to take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM at the Mesquite Community/Senior Center 102 West Old Mill Road. The class teaches individuals the fundamentals of hunting and how to avoid a hunting accident.


Hunter Safety education is a mandatory program for those individual that are interested in hunting that requires a license or draw tag, said Nicholas Montoya, The Departments Director and NDOW Instructor. The program is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to the many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, wildlife identification, the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics. (Montoya added) The deadline to register with the Mesquite Recreation Center and online with NDOW is Saturday, November 21, 2015.


 “Hunting can bring you a lifetime of enjoyment if you are safe and responsible.” NDOW Hunter Safety Instructor Wade Hughes said. The Today’s Hunters Workbook must be fully completed and brought back to class on Saturday, December 5, 2015. You must pre-register with the NDOW on line after you pick up all class room materials at the Mesquite Recreation Center. The workbook must be 100% complete prior to attending class. Class size is limited (20).


There is an minimum age required to take the class (12). The parent(s) or guardian(s) of minor students are required to check-in the minor student(s) with NDOW instructor(s) at the beginning of class and pick-up their student(s) from the instructor(s) at class end. Parents or guardians are also solely responsible for student transportation and should notify the instructor(s) at the beginning of class if someone other than a parent or guardian is picking up the student after class.


For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.