Youth Hunting Hunting News

Ohio's Youth Hunters had Successful Weekend

Young hunters across Ohio again enjoyed success during the seventh annual Youth Deer-Gun Season, held Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Hunters, aged 17 and under, harvested 9,024 deer during the special two-day season, as compared to 9,331 last year.

Counties reporting the greatest number of deer killed were Tuscarawas-434, Knox-416, Holmes-337, Washington-274, Licking-267, Guernseyand Harrison-265, Belmont-222, and Ashlandand Coshocton-196.

Ohio Youth Deer Hunt Opens Nov. 20-21

Ohio's youth deer-gun hunting season will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

Young hunters killed 9,331 deer during last year's two-day season. The Division of Wildlife anticipates more than 40,000 young hunters will participate in the upcoming hunt.

West Virginia Hunter Ed Blitz Weekend

The gun seasons for deer open soon in West Virginia, and to meet the needs of young or new hunters, the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be sponsoring a Hunter Education course "Blitz Weekend" across the state November 13 and 14. During that weekend, there will be at least one Hunter Education class offered in nearly every county. Any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1975, must complete a Hunter Education course before purchasing a hunting license.

Tennessee Youth Season Harvest Increased

Tennessee's youth hunters had a busy weekend of deer hunting across the state in the Young Sportsman Hunt and the harvest numbers show an increase over the 2009 weekend hunt.

The youth hunters (ages 6-16) harvested 8,818 deer, an increase of 616 over the 2009 totals as reported by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Mentoring Young Hunters

Taking Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Hunter Education course with a child or spouse is one way to set the stage for a lasting family hunting partnership.

Some parents may start even earlier with backpacking and camping trips, big game scouting trips and other good excuses to have fun in the outdoors while teaching young people the basic skills they will need as hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Montana's general deer and elk hunting season closes Nov. 28, the general pheasant season closes Jan. 1.

Maryland's 16th Annual Junior Deer Hunt Day Nov. 13th

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites young hunters across the State to participate in the 16th Annual Maryland Junior Deer Hunt Day on Saturday, November 13.

"The Junior Deer Hunt is a day dedicated to encouraging interest in the tradition of hunting while demonstrating safe and ethical outdoor skills," said Paul Peditto, Director of DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service. "The hunt also provides an opportunity to engage the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts in an appreciation of our natural resources."

Iowa DNR Offers Mentored Youth Hunt Nov. 19-21
The Iowa DNR along with many sponsoring organizations has created a mentored deer hunt that has been introducing people to Iowa deer hunting since 2004.
Youth Hunters Get Special Hunt Opportunities in West Virginia

Youth hunters between the ages of 8 and 17 and Class Q permit holders will have the opportunity to harvest an antlerless deer on each of three days in 2010. The Youth/Class Q deer season will be held on Oct. 30, Dec. 27 and Dec. 28, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the Division of Natural Resources.

Wisconsin Mentored Hunting Program Grows in Second Year
With the fall hunting seasons in full swing, now is the time hunters can help secure the future of their tradition and introduce someone to hunting by taking advantage of Wisconsin's mentored hunting law.
Nebraska GPC Campaign to Increase Youth Hunters

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and National Shooting Sports Foundation have launched a statewide marketing campaign to encourage fathers to take their children hunting.

With deer and turkey permits only $5 for youth, and deer and turkey populations plentiful, and hunting opportunities abundant, fall is the perfect time to introduce a son or daughter to hunting.