SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has signed legislation that allows Utah youth to get a hunting permit without first taking a training course if they're accompanied an adult.
Herbert's office announced in a statement that he has approved the measure, which allows someone as young as 11 to receive the permit.
It bars them from using a gun or archery equipment unit they are 12 years old.
It also requires minors with the trial permit to be accompanied by a licensed hunter who is at least 21.
Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources has said there are similar programs in other states.
Utah hunter education courses cost $10 and require at least 12 hours.