Carson Valley’s Hunter Safety Program was recently recognized for its efforts by Nevada Department of Wildlife, with Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini recognized for 35 years of teaching the program and Carl Lackey recognized for 20 years of teaching.
People born after Jan. 1, 1960, must go through Hunter Safety to obtain a hunting license in Nevada.
About 5,000 youths and adults have gone through the Carson Valley program. It focuses on gun safety, hunting ethics, wilderness survival, wildlife management and improving wildlife habitat.
Hunter Safety is offering classes on March 22 and April 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Register online with Nevada Department of Wildlife at the end of February.