YOUTH HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES

The other pages in this web site provide opportunities for all ages and members of a family. However, specific opportunities for youth are listed here.

There are several special hunting opportunities for youth hunters in New York State.

A special Youth Wild Turkey Hunt is held the weekend before the regular Spring Turkey Season for junior hunters (age 12 - 15).

A special Youth Pheasant Hunt is held before the regular fall pheasant hunting season. See the NYSDEC web site for exact dates depending on the area of New York State. Since pheasant hunting in New York State is sustained largely by the stocking of birds by NYSDEC and private game bird breeders, check the NYSDEC web site for pheasant release sites.

A special Youth Waterfowl Hunt is a two-day hunt prior to the regular season in each waterfowl hunting zone. See the NYSDEC web site for exact dates depending on the area of New York State.

A special Youth Big Game Hunt occurs over the 3-day Columbus Day Weekend for deer and bear for hunters ages 14 - 15.

"My First" certificates are available to personalize and print for "My First Deer," "My First Bear," "My First Furbearer," "My First Turkey," "My First Watertowl," and "My First Pheasant".