Anyone age 31 and older does not need hunter education to buy a hunting license. Anyone under the age of 30 without hunter education can hunt with an apprentice-designated hunting license. This means they must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older that is licensed and hunter education certified. For big game hunting, an accompanying hunter must be within arm’s length of the hunter or close enough to take immediate control of the firearm or bow of the apprentice. For small game hunting, the accompanying hunter must be within sight of and able to communicate with the apprentice in a normal voice without aid.