Youth Hunting Hunting News

Sign-up To Begin for Illinois Youth Turkey Hunters

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is announcing expanded hunting opportunities for youth turkey hunters next spring thanks to the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The program launched last month by IDNR allows the department to use federal funds to lease property from private landowners in Illinois to make available additional hunting and public access areas.

Ohio's Young Hunters Get Results During Special Two-Day Deer Hunt
Young hunters across Ohio enjoyed success during the eighth annual Youth Deer-Gun Season, held Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. 
Hunters aged 17 and under, harvested 8,681 deer during the special two-day season, as compared to 8,445 last year.
Ohio Pickerel Creek Will Hold Youth Muzzleloader Deer Hunts

Post card applications must be postmarked by December 8

A lottery card drawing will be held for youth muzzleloader deer hunts on January 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2012 in portions of the State Wildlife Refuge on the Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. 

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Announces Youth Hunting Memories Contest

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announces it is seeking submissions for the fifth annual Youth Hunting Memories Contest. Young hunters need only to submit a short essay, or artwork, describing his or her time in the field on a hunt.

Ohio's Youth Deer-Gun Hunting Season Set for November 19-20

Ohio's youth deer-gun hunting season will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

The youth deer-gun season is open statewide to hunters 17 years old and younger. Plugged shotguns using slugs, muzzleloaders .38 caliber and larger, handguns .357 caliber or larger, and bows are legal. All participants must wear hunter orange, possess a valid Ohio hunting license and a $12 youth-deer permit, and must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult in the field.

Louisiana Coastal Wildlife Management Areas Provide Young Hunters Opportunity For Success

At the southern end of America’s largest swamp lies Louisiana’s largest public outdoor recreation area, the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area (ADWMA).  Here the muddy waters of the Atchafalaya River mingle with the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico to create one of the largest river delta systems in the country and the only significantly accreting property in coastal Louisiana.

Young Deer Hunters Have a Good Weekend in Missouri

Hunters age 6 through 15 checked 16,392 deer during the first weekend of Missouri’s youth deer hunt Nov. 5 and 6, a 13-percent increase from last year’s figure.

Top harvest counties for the early portion of the youth hunt were Osage with 369 deer checked, Franklin with 331 and Howell with 316.

Resource Scientist Jason Sumners with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) said the main reason for the harvest increase was the fact that the early youth season occurred a week later than usual.

Maryland DNR Announces Junior Deer Hunt Day

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites young hunters across the State to participate in the 17th Annual Maryland Junior Deer Hunt Day on Saturday, November 12. New this year, DNR is expanding the hunt day to November 13 in counties that permit Sunday deer hunting on private lands.

Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Harvest Sees Slight Increase Over 2010; Muzzleloader Season Starts Nov. 5

Tennessee’s youth hunters posted a slight increase over 2010 after a busy weekend of deer hunting across the state in the Young Sportsman Hunt.

Youth White-tailed Deer Season Opens November 5 in Mississippi

November 5–6, 2011 is the dedicated youth weekend for deer hunting in Mississippi. This weekend provides youth under the age of 16 the first opportunity to hunt deer with a gun. “Take a kid, make a memory,” said Justin Thayer, Deer Program Biologist for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. “MDWFP encourages youth deer hunting by providing ample hunting opportunities, weapon of choice, and relaxed antler criteria for youth in hopes of getting more youth involved in the outdoors,” says Thayer.