Families Afield, a national campaign backed by the US Sportsmen’s Alliance, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation to recruit younger hunters has scored another significant legislative victory, as Ohio Governor Bob Taft has signed House Bill 296, approving apprentice hunting licenses. The new licenses will become available this July and will allow novices to hunt for up to three years without having completed a hunter-education course, as long as they’re accompanied by a regularly licensed adult.