4-1-13 W.Va. apprentice hunting license available online

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says a license that allows people to try hunting without completing a hunter education course is now available online.

Officials say the West Virginia Apprentice Hunting and Trapping License can be purchased online by people who have not previously held a hunting license.

Director Frank Jezioro says hunter safety education can be a hurdle for novice hunters.

The agency believes after they get a taste of the experience, they’ll complete hunter safety courses and become lifetime hunters.

Hunters may buy up to three apprentice licenses within five consecutive years. Apprentice license holders must be supervised by a licensed hunter at least 18 years old.

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