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Youth Hunts & Information

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Young Sportsmen Deer Hunts

October 26 and 27, 2019

Jan. 11 and 12, 2020

Ages 6-16. Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device and must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Youth 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter Education requirements. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single non-hunting adult.

Young Sportsmen Bear Hunt

October 26 and 27, 2019

Ages 6-16. Limit one (1) per year, either sex. Bear Hunting Zones 1, 2, and 3 only. No dogs allowed. Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device and must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Youth 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter Education requirements. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single non-hunting adult.

Young Sportsmen Waterfowl Hunts

February 1 and 8, 2020

Ages 6-16. Same as regular season daily bag limits. Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device. Youth 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter Education requirements. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult however adults and other persons accompanying youths shall not hunt during these youth waterfowl hunts. Geese, coots, gallinules, moorhens, and ducks may be taken by youth during the Young Sportsmen Waterfowl Hunts. WMAs with special closing times are open all day, each day of the Young Sportsmen Waterfowl Hunts.

Young Sportsmen Spring Turkey Hunt

March 28 and 29, 2020

Ages 6-16. One (1) bearded turkey per day, which counts toward the statewide bag, unless taken on a WMA where turkeys are designated as bonus birds. Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single non-hunting adult, who is not required to have a license.

Wildlife Management Area Youth Hunts

Various TWRA Wildlife Management Areas offer special youth hunts. These hunts are for a range of different wildlife species like deer, turkeys and doves. Check the various WMA listings located in the back of this guide for information on these special hunts.