Nevada just made it easier to apply for their big game draw if you're an aspiring hunter and haven't taken a formal hunter education course before. If you have family or friends who are interested in hunting for the first time, this is the perfect opportunity to get everything they need to start applying in Nevada.
In order to further promote hunting, last week Nevada started allowing people over the age of 21 to complete an online hunter education course and skip the in-the-field day. But due to the coronavirus, Nevada has dropped the minimum age to complete online hunter education to 11 years old. This has been confirmed with a phone call I had this morning with NDOW.
Now if you have anyone 11 years or older, they can complete the online Nevada hunter education course, and then instantly apply for big game tags in Nevada. There is no in the field course required. This new change applies to both residents and nonresidents. So a nonresident can still take the Nevada online hunter education course and then apply for big game tags.
The cost for the hunter education course online is only $24.50. In the past, you had to take a course in-person to complete the hunter education process in order to apply in Nevada. Also, with everything going on with the coronavirus lately (see all COVID-19 updates here), this is always a step in the right direction to still allow aspiring hunters a way to get into the draw.
Once you've completed your hunter education course, new hunters can then buy their Nevada hunting license and apply in the big game draw here.