On Wednesday, February 1, West Virginia Senator John Unger (D-16) introduced Senate Bill 478, which would create an apprentice hunting license for all residents and non-residents of West Virginia.  SB 478 is similar to current youth hunting licenses, as its goal is to place new hunters afield under the supervision of an adult eighteen years of age or older who possesses a valid West Virginia hunting license.  This would allow the “apprentice” to be introduced to hunting without having to take the otherwise required hunter education course.

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