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Youth Hunting Information

Hunting Regulations Icon Delaware Hunting

The Division of Fish & Wildlife is committed to providing safe and responsible hunting opportunities for youth in Delaware.

The Division’s established youth hunting programs support Delaware’s recent Children in Nature Initiative, a statewide effort to improve environmental literacy in Delaware, create opportunities for children to participate in enriching outdoor experiences, combat childhood obesity, and promote healthy lifestyles. Delaware’s multi-agency initiative, which partners several state and federal agencies with community organizations, is part of the No Child Left Inside program.

Hunter Education Classes

Youth 10 years and older are required to take a Hunter Education course before purchasing a hunting license. Youth under the age of 10 may accompany an adult to a Hunter Education course, but will need to take the course again when they reach the age of 10.

ADULTS ACCOMPANYING YOUTH

A youth hunting in Delaware must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older except during the youth deer, turkey and waterfowl hunt days at which time the adult must be 21 years of age or older.

Purchasing a Hunting License

  • Both resident and non-resident youth ages 13 through 15 must purchase a junior license to hunt in Delaware.
  • Both resident and non-resident youth under the age of 13 must obtain a License Exempt Number (LEN) and must be accompanied by a person who is the lawful holder of a Delaware hunting license or has a lawful right to hunt in Delaware.
  • Youth under the age of 16 do not need to purchase a State Waterfowl (Duck) Stamp.

Frequently Asked Youth Hunting Questions:

  • Question: If a youth licensed hunter (age 13-15) turns 16 in the middle of a hunting season, does that person need to purchase an adult hunting license?

Answer: Yes. In this case, the youth should consider purchasing an adult hunting license instead of a youth hunting license in anticipation of turning 16 during the course of the hunting season.

  • Question: Can a person under the age of 18 obtain a guide license?

Answer: No. Guides must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Question: Does an adult accompanying a youth hunting need to have a hunting license?

Answer: Yes. A youth must be accompanied by a licensed hunter who has the lawful right to hunt in Delaware. Also, if a youth is hunting his/her own property of 20 acres or more and are license exempt, the youth may be accompanied by a license exempt hunter who also has a lawful right to hunt that property.

  • Question: Does an adult hunter accompanying a youth hunting waterfowl need to have a license and waterfowl stamps if he/she is not hunting and not in possession of a firearm? Also, does the adult need a license and waterfowl stamps if he/she is calling, but not in possession of a firearm?

Answer: Yes. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a Delaware licensed adult who has both a state and federal waterfowl (duck) stamp. If the accompanying adult does not have a state and federal waterfowl (duck) stamp, the adult DOES NOT have the lawful right to hunt (to include calling) and may not accompany the youth hunter.

  • Question: Does an adult accompanying a youth hunting turkey need to have a license and turkey safety course card even if the adult is not hunting? Also, does the adult need a license and permit if he/she is calling but not in possession of a firearm?

Answer: Yes. The accompanying adult must have a valid Delaware license and must have completed an approved turkey hunting education course. Also, the accompanying adult must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Question: Does a Junior Hunter need to have a public lands blind site permit?

Answer: Yes, unless the hunter is participating in a Division of Fish & Wildlife youth hunting day.

2017/2018 Scheduled Youth Hunts

Youth/Non-ambulatory Disabled Deer Hunt: November 4, 2017

Youth/Non-ambulatory Disabled Turkey Hunt: April 7, 2018

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days: October 21, 2017 and February 10, 2018