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). This class will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Mesquite Recreation Center located at 100 West Old Mill Road and will teach individuals the fundamentals of hunting and how to avoid a hunting accident.

“Hunter Safety Education is a mandatory program for those that are interested in hunting that requires a license or draw tag”, said Nicholas Montoya, The Departments Director and NDOW Instructor. “This program is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities and 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, and can bring you a lifetime of enjoyment if you are safe and responsible,” Montoya added.

You must pre-register at the Mesquite Recreation Center & pick up your class materials, then register online with NDOW. Your Today’s Hunter Workbook must be 100% complete prior to attending class. The deadline to register is Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

The minimum age to take the class is 12. A 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 about this event and other programs please down load the app, it’s available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/.  Download it today and discover more of Mesquite! 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: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.

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