Youth-only Managed Deer Hunts

Youth-only managed hunt requirements

To apply for a youth-only managed hunt, you must be 11 to 15 years old at the time of the hunt.

If you are drawn to participate, you must:

  • Obtain hunter-education certification before the managed hunt or pre-hunt orientation (if orientation is required);
  • Purchase a Resident or Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit;
  • Be accompanied by an adult mentor (age 18 or older) who is hunter-education certified or exempt, and has a filled or unfilled firearms deer hunting permit; and
  • Attend a pre-hunt orientation with your adult mentor if orientation is required.

Please note: Hunter-education certification is not required to apply for a managed hunt, but must be achieved before the hunt. Minimum age to enroll in a hunter-education course is 11. Adult mentors born before Jan. 1, 1967, are exempt from the hunter-education requirement.

How to apply

The application process for youth-only managed hunts is the same as for regular Managed Deer Hunts. Please note that youth hunters may apply singly or with one other youth hunter for youth-only hunts, but not as a group. Also, youth who apply for a youth-only managed hunt cannot also apply for a regular managed hunt.

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