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Hunting opportunities for youth

Youth can hunt with adult mentors during several organized youth hunting opportunities coming up this fall.

Application forms and more information can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover, or by calling the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Information Center, 651-296-6157.

Youth waterfowl hunt

  • For ages 12 to 15.
  • Orientation is Friday, Sept. 12, hunt is Saturday, Sept. 13.
  • Hunts near Twin Cities metro, Detroit Lakes, Morris, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Princeton, Sherburn near Windom, and Fergus Falls.
  • Apply by Monday, Aug. 11.

Youth deer hunts

  • Ages 12 to 15 in 15 firearms hunts, ages 12 to 17 in two archery hunts.
  • Hunts and orientations held on various dates in October and November.
  • Locations at specific wildlife refuges and state parks throughout the state.
  • Apply by Friday, Aug. 15.

Youth and family upland bird hunt

  • For ages 12 to 17, and family members who want to hunt together.
  • Hunts and orientations are Saturday, Oct. 18.
  • Locations throughout Minnesota.
  • Apply by Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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