From the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission - Hunting Heritage Apprentice Permit Goes Into Effect for North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will begin issuing Hunting Heritage Apprentice Permits on July 1, allowing new hunters to go afield under the guidance of licensed adult mentors before taking a required hunter education course.
Gov. Pat McCrory recently signed into law the legislation enabling the apprentice permit program in North Carolina.
“Wildlife agencies must recognize the importance of increasing hunting opportunities to maintain relevancy of our conservation heritage,” said Travis Casper, the state Hunter Education Program coordinator. “Apprentice permits have been successfully implemented in other states without a significant increase in hunting-related injuries. We must be more efficient and effective in getting more people engaged in safe and enjoyable experiences with our wildlife resources, to foster support for all conservation issues.”
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