Apprentice Hunting License
"Take a friend – Make a hunter"
Have you ever had a friend who might enjoy hunting if they had a chance to try it? Or perhaps you're a non-hunter who has always wanted to go along on a hunt to see what it's all about.
New Hampshire now has a program that allows people who are interested in giving hunting a try the chance to do so under the guidance of an experienced hunter, without having to take a Hunter Education course.
This exciting opportunity for sharing the hunting experience is called the New Hampshire Apprentice Hunting License. Key points to remember:
- Supervision required: The Apprentice License holder is allowed to hunt only when accompanied by a properly licensed person who is 18 years of age or older. "Accompanied" means maintaining actual physical direction and control -- keeping the apprentice within sight and hearing at all times (without use of electronic devices).
- Good all year: The Apprentice License is valid from the date of purchase through the end of the calendar year. It may not be used to hunt moose and does not apply to the three-day small game license.
- License fees: The apprentice license costs the same as a regular resident or nonresident hunting license.
- Where to buy the license: Apprentice licenses can be purchased only at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H., or by mail (click here to find a print-and-mail apprentice hunting license application). They are not available at license agents or online.
- Once in a lifetime: You can buy an Apprentice Hunting License only once in your lifetime. See next bullet.
- If you want to hunt in a future year, you must first complete a hunter education or bowhunter education course, then buy a regular New Hampshire hunting license. You can register for Hunter Education courses (traditional or online) at huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm.