mquail it was not an issue with my guest because of age. I know Arkansas has a one time deferral for the hunter ed that allows a one time pass. I would guess because of this topic there are similar options in other states.
Thanks for the clarifaction. I have visions of them trying to buy a license when the clerk says, "Oh, by the way...." Those "by the way" moments can ruin someone's vacation.
Of course most folks buy their licenses on line and get that out of the way before they leave the comfort of their own home