Carson Valley’s Hunter Safety Program was recognized at an awards ceremony where Sheriff Ron Pierini was awarded a plaque from the Nevada Department of Wildlife for 35 years of service teaching hunter safety and Carl Lackey was recognized for 20 years of service teaching hunter safety.
Hunter safety is a program that is required to obtain a hunting license in Nevada if you were born after Jan. 1, 1960. Approximately, 5,000 youths and adults have attended this class which focuses on the No. 1 rule, “gun safety.” It also includes ethics, wilderness survival, wildlife management and improving wildlife habitat.
“It is not our mission to teach how to hunt, instead, we teach our students to be safe and respectful,” officials said. “The hunter safety program is also a means to get the youth outdoors and enjoy nature.”
Hunter safety is going to be offering two classes, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. March 22 and April 5 at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone interested in attending a class is asked to register with the Nevada Department of Wildlife on their website. The registration form will be available on the site at the end of February. Books and manuals are available at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.