Youth Hunting Hunting News

North Dakota Deer Season for Youth Ages 12-15 Opens Sept. 16th

Friday, Sept. 16 at noon signals the start of a nine-and-a-half day deer hunting season for youth ages 12-15.

Licensed youth ages 12 and 13 are allowed to hunt statewide, but only for antlerless white-tailed deer. Deer hunters age 14 or 15 with a “youth season” license can hunt statewide for any deer, except for restricted licenses and units in western North Dakota.

Michigan DNR Workgroup Seeks Public Input on Mentored Youth Hunting Program

A workgroup assembled by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to develop recommendations for the state's new Mentored Youth Hunting Program is seeking public input on some of the issues under consideration.

Utah Upland Game Hunts for Young Hunters

This year's youth hunts take place on Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.

If you're 15 years of age or younger—and hunting birds sounds fun to you—this fall might be the perfect time to give it a try.

North Dakota Youth Events Promote Hunting

The State Game and Fish Department’s Encouraging Tomorrow's Hunters program is a primary sponsor for two outdoor learning events this weekend in the Bismarck area.

Ducks Unlimited is the lead organization for a youth waterfowl hunting clinic Aug. 19 and 20, while the Mule Deer Foundation is hosting its 4th annual MULEY Day Camp on Aug. 20.

Missouri Youth Turkey Hunting Seminar - August 27th

A turkey hunter seminar for youths ages 8 to 17 will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the University of Central Missouri trap and skeet range in Warrensburg. The range is located west of 501 Road and Division Road.

The J.A.K.E.S Outdoors event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Stealth Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The event is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required by Aug. 22. Youths 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch will be provided.

Michigan DNR Forms Committee for Mentored Youth Hunting Program

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) has named a six-member ad hoc committee to bring back recommendations to the NRC later this year for specific rules for the new Mentored Youth Hunt program. The program was established under a law signed by Governor Rick Snyder earlier this year.

The six members serving on the committee are:

Youth Bonus Deer Hunts - Applications Due August 19th

Beginning deer hunters have a unique opportunity to participate in three bonus antlerless deer hunts that will take place on private land in Osage County (Oct 7-9, 2011), Ellis County (Dec 9-10, 2011) and Alfalfa County (Jan 13-15, 2012).

This year 42 youth will be drawn to receive one of the bonus private lands antlerless deer gun permits.  To be eligible, youth must have completed their hunter education requirements prior to applying and must be 12-17 years old at the time of their scheduled hunt.

Michigan's New Law Creates Mentored Hunting Program

A new law recently signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will provide new hunting opportunities for youth under the age of 10 by creating a mentored hunting program for the 2012 hunting season. The program is known as the Hunter Heritage Program.

California DFG Offering Apprentice Deer Hunt on the Chimineas Unit

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is offering a draw for an apprentice deer hunt on the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve. The two-day hunt, which is being offered in cooperation with the California Deer Association (CDA), will be held Sept. 17-18 on the 30,000-acre reserve in San Luis Obispo County.

Oregon Youth Hunter Must Wear Orange Starting August 1st

New rules that require youth to wear hunter orange when hunting take effect Aug. 1, 2011.

As of that date, hunters age 17 and under are required to wear a hunter (fluorescent) orange exterior garment or hat when hunting game mammals or upland game birds (except turkey) with any firearm.