Youth Hunting Hunting News

Youth Turkey Season Offers Excitement for Mississippi's Young Hunters

The 2012 youth spring turkey season will begin on private lands and authorized state and federal lands on Thursday, March 8th.  This special season, which is available to hunters ages 15 and under, coincides with spring break for many of Mississippi's school systems. This opportunity is an excellent chance to introduce young hunters to the thrill of pursuing springtime gobblers.  

Oklahoma Wildlife Department Youth Camp Application Available Now

Teenagers can apply now to attend the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's annual Wildlife Youth Camp slated for June 24-29 at Oklahoma University Biological Station at Lake Texoma.

Summer Jobs for Youth in America’s Great Outdoors

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the country’s 556 national wildlife refuges, hopes to hire more than 2,300 young people this summer, as it did in 2011. Apply now to work on a national wildlife refuge or other public land.

New Youth Elk Hunt Tag Approved at February Tennessee WRC Meeting

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission approved the 2012 special elk hunting season and the addition of a permit for one state resident youth to participate in the elk hunt among its business at its February meeting that concluded Friday.

Hunter Education Classes Offered Statewide New Mexico to Help Youths Qualify for 2012-13 Big Game Hunting Licenses

The Department of Game and Fish has scheduled new hunter education classes – including 15 from March 9-11 -- in communities statewide to help young hunters qualify to apply for 2012-13 big-game licenses.

New Mexico law requires anyone younger than age 18 to have successfully completed an approved hunter education course before hunting with a firearm, purchasing a firearm hunting license or applying for a firearm hunting license.

California DFG Offers Spring Outdoor Opportunity for Youth Archery

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will offer a spring youth archery clinic to individuals who want to learn basic archery skills and spend time outdoors. The class will include fundamental archery instruction, use of various types of equipment and supervised shooting time at a selection of stationary bull’s-eye targets. A brief outdoor stewardship presentation will also be included.

Minnesota DNR, NWTF Mentored Youth Turkey Applications Due Soon

The application deadline is midnight Monday, Feb. 13 for first-time youth turkey hunters, ages 12 to 17, who are looking to go afield this spring and learn from an experienced National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) volunteer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

North Carolina District Youth Hunter Skills Tournaments Schedule Announced

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set the schedule for the 2012 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments, marking the 34th year for the popular statewide shooting sports events.

The Commission will conduct nine district-level competitions in March, with hundreds of middle school and high school students taking part:

Louisiana Youth Can Register Now For 2011 Hunter of the Year Awards

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) are encouraging hunters 15 years of age or younger to enter the 2011 Youth Hunter of the Year competition. 

The contest requires youth hunters to submit a story about their hunting experience along with photographs of the hunt.  LDWF and LOWA will then select a male and female youth hunter of the year based upon the stories and photos that are received. 

Tennessee WRC Considering a Youth Elk Tag for Special Hunt

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has announced its intention to provide an extra tag for youth only at the 2012 elk hunt at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, said if implemented, the youth tag would be in addition to the four tags that would be drawn and the tag that has been donated to a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). There would now be a total of six tags available for the special season. The youth tag would be for Tennessee resident youth only between the ages of 13-16.