youth hunting

Knock Out Hunter Education Courses Before Deer Season

The newest way to learn hunter safety in Virginia is to take the Outdoor Roadmap online hunter education course at www.OutdoorRoadmap.com/sem/virginia-hunter-education. Then just attend a six-hour classroom session to receive your hunter education certificate. In Virginia, hunter education is required for all 12- to 15-year-olds as well as any first time hunters. By taking...

Providing encouragement and access to hunting areas are keys to helping hunter education graduates once they leave high school and enter college and adulthood.

Hunter Education Graduates’ License Purchases, Participation Declines

Filled classrooms at Hunter Safety courses are a good thing, but perhaps more important is the number of students that actually participate in hunting after they graduate. A recent survey, funded by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and conducted by Southwick Associates, focused on participation levels of students in the years immediately following...

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USSAF Trailblazer Program Reaches Milestone

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s Trailblazer Adventure Program set a record this year with more than 120 events and 226,000 attendees learning about hunting, fishing, archery, trapping and conservation. This introduction to the outdoors program began in 2001 and works to introduce youth and their family to the outdoors. Since the beginning of this...

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Ohio Youth Set For 2-Day Season

Ohio youth hunters will participate in the state’s 10th annual youth white-tailed deer hunting season Nov. 17-18. This year’s deer-gun youth hunting season is Nov. 17-18. Ohio youth hunters killed 8,867 deer in 2011 and at least 8,300 deer in the two-day season every year since 2005. Youth hunters killed 422 more deer in...

Providing encouragement and access to hunting areas are keys to helping hunter education graduates once they leave high school and enter college and adulthood.

Registration Open for Youth Hunt in December

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a special youth-only deer hunting opportunity on Dec. 8 near New Bern. The hunt is limited to 15 youth, between 12 and 16 years old, on a first-come, first-served basis with pre-registration required. All hunting will take place at the Weyerhaeuser-Cool Springs Environmental Education Center on...

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Young Oklahoma Deer Hunters Get Jump-Start

  Youth hunters have the first chance at a deer with a rifle during the youth deer gun season slated for Oct. 19-21. The youth season is open to hunters under 18 years of age who are accompanied in the field by an adult who is at least 18 years old or older. The...

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Memorial Youth Deer Hunt Set

Thanks to the success of last year’s TJ’s Memorial Youth Deer Hunt, Hunting Heritage Group and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will host the 6th Annual TJ’s Memorial Youth Deer Hunt during the special youth and disabled hunting season. This year, the hunt will be held Sept. 8-9. Hunters will...

Leftover Deer Licenses Available in New Mexico

New Mexico hunters have a shot at buying some of the leftover licenses for deer, elk and javelina for the upcoming seasons. The antlerless elk licenses are for youth hunters. About 1,500 of them went on sale Aug. 2, so there may not be as many now. Deer and javelina licenses are available for...