Interested in hunting but not sure it’s something you’re ready to invest in yet? Then check to see if your state offers an apprentice hunting program. Intended mainly for youth hunters, in these programs, a licensed hunter can take someone afield without that person needing to take and pass a hunter safety class. The apprentice hunter will stay with their mentor while afield, learning about game movement, glassing techniques, shot placement, hunter ethics and much, much more. It’s real-world, real-time experience—one licensed hunters are happy to give for the asking.
Select a state to learn more about the programs offered for hunting apprenticeship.