Youth Hunting Hunting News

Kansas Tuttle Creek Youth Deer Hunt Sept. 10-11

The 9th Annual Tuttle Creek Youth/Disabled Assisted Deer Hunt is just around the corner, and staff and volunteers with the Riley County Fish and Game Association, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), and the Tuttle Creek Lake Corps of Engineers are seeking participants for the hunt, which will be held Sept.10-11.

The application deadline is Aug. 1.

Florida FWC Offers Hunters Safety in Leon County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Leon County.

The course will be conducted in the second-floor conference room of the Farris Bryant Building, 620 S. Meridian St., Tallahassee. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. July 12, 14, 19 and 21. The range portion of the class is July 23. Attendance is required on all class dates and for the range portion.

Pennsylvania Opens Youth Mentored Hunts to Antlerless Deer

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe praised the General Assembly for approving a bill that would allow for one antlerless deer license per license year to be transferred to youth participating in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program.

Senate Bill 274, sponsored by Senate Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Richard Alloway II, was unanimously approved by the Senate on May 2, and was unanimously approved in the House on June 15. The bill will be sent to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk to await his action.

Indiana Youth Day at the Range - June 19th

This year's Youth Day at the Range at J. Edward Roush Fish & Wildlife Area is June 19, 9 a.m. to noon.

The day includes basic gun safety, shotguns and clay targets, rifle shooting, an archery demonstration, instruction in the use of deer, turkey, duck and goose calls, door prizes, and a free lunch.

Reserve a spot by calling (260) 468-2165 before June 12.

Sponsors include Roush FWA, Lime City Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited, Flint Springs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Huntington County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

Montana Hunters Ed Offered in East Flathead Valley

Pat McVay will teach a hunter education course in the East Flathead Valley beginning on June 20. The class will run Monday-Friday, June 20-24 from 7-9 p.m. The field course is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The written test and course wrap-up will be given Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Students must be 11 years of age to register for the class. The class is limited to 15 students, 11-17 years of age.

To register for the class, call FWP at 752-5501. Directions to the class location will be given when you call to register.

Maryland Junior Hunter Field Day - June 18th

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with local conservation groups to present a Junior Hunter Field Day event from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Somerset County Fair Grounds on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Vermont Youth Hunter Training Day, May 21st

Young hunters who would like to improve their knowledge and skills have a golden opportunity to do so by learning from the experts on Saturday, May 21, in Castleton.

The "NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge," offered by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Friends of the National Rifle Association and the Vermont Bearhound Association, is a free, daylong event for young hunters to practice their skills in firearms, archery and land navigation. Participants will receive instruction while working their way through stations to improve their knowledge and skills.

Missouri Grant Helps Group Introduce Youth to Hunting Traditions

A $10,000 grant from the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation is boosting an organization that introduces youths to hunting traditions.

The Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation, based in Pleasant Hill, Mo., conducts clinics and guided hunts to introduce young people ages 9 to 17 to hunting. The non-profit group recently used the grant money to purchase equipment needed to conduct clinics such as firearms training gear, trap shooting equipment and youth model firearms, plus a trailer to haul the gear to clinic sites.

Florida's Juniper Creek WMA Open to Family Hunts in 2011-12

When the 2011-12 Florida hunting season opens, there will be a new public hunting area in Calhoun County with a focus on families and youth, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and its partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

The Juniper Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is on the small side - just 900 acres - but it will be open to five family hunts for deer and wild hogs and one spring turkey youth hunt. A family hunt is open to two young people ages 8-15 and an adult with a quota permit.

Utah DWR Considers Longer Seasons and Special Youth Only Days

You might have more chances to hunt upland game in Utah this fall.

The following are among changes biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending for this fall's hunts: