Youth Hunting Hunting News

Annual Young Sportsman's Deer Hunt
Tennessee's annual Young Sportsman's Deer Hunt will be November 3-4 this year. The hunt is open to youths 10 through 16 years of age. Each youth must be accompanied by a nonhunting adult who does not need a license, but both hunter and adult must wear 500 square inches of fluorescent orange. Participating young hunters are required to carry proof of successful completion of a Hunter Education course. Adults who accompany must be close enough to take immediate control of the hunting device (gun or bow). The bag limit is one deer either-sex. Antlered deer taken on this hunt count toward the statewide limit on antlered deer. Antlered deer are defined as deer with antlers 3 inches long or longer.
Special Deer Hunts Cancelled
The special controlled deer hunts scheduled at NASA Plum Brook Station, near Sandusky, and at the Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant in Portage County, have been cancelled, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Youth Outdoor Expo September 23
The 5th annual Youth Outdoor Expo and Family Field Day Event will be held on Sunday, September 23 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM on the grounds of the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club in Sturbridge. Sponsored by the Club, MassWildlife, the Environmental Police, New England Native American Institute and FAWNS (Facts About Wildlife and Nature Society), the Expo features a full day of fun with outdoor skills, nature, art and animals. Admission is FREE. Food for everyone under age 17 is FREE. Kids will receive a goodie bag and participate in a youth raffle, FREE. Supervision is provided for all hands-on activities including archery, drawing and painting, target shooting, fishing skills, building a bat house, and more! An authentic New England Pioneer Encampment, complete with supervised, hands-on, tomahawk throw and a Native American Pow Wow will be featured. Demonstrations will be conducted with live birds of prey, snakes and turtles and working dogs. No advanced registration required. Register on site the morning of the event.
Special Youth Deer Season
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages all young hunters age 12-16 to participate in the special youth firearm deer season scheduled statewide Sept. 22-23. A properly licensed youth is allowed to take one deer.