Firearms deer hunting season is under way and New Hampshire officials are offering would-be hunters the chance to try the sport without having to pass a hunter safety program. Under a new law this year, Fish and Game officials are offering apprentice hunting license to those 18 and older. The license allows a novice hunter to accompany a licensed hunter throughout the season, which runs through Dec. 9. The licensed hunter must keep the apprentice within sight and earshot at all times. A person can purchase an apprentice hunting license only once. New Hampshire joins about 30 states that have initiated apprentice hunter programs in the past five years.
State offers apprentice hunting licenses
| Associated Press November 19, 2012
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