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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, 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.