Youth Deer Firearms Season Begins Saturday

The early portion of youth firearms deer season is this weekend. Shooting hours on Saturday and Sunday run one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

During the youth season, hunters must be at least 6-years old and no older than 15 years on opening day. Valid permits include the Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit and the Firearms Anterless Deer Hunting Permit. Only one deer of either sex may be taken during the early youth portion.

Antler-point restrictions does not apply to youth hunters during the youth portion of the season.

Last year 18,158 deer were harvested during the early youth portion.

The late youth portion of firearms deer season runs November 27th through the 29th.