Montana's young hunters will have a special treat Sept. 24-25, the weekend of the youth waterfowl and pheasant special seasons. Legally licensed hunters ages 12-15 will be able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and pheasants statewide on these two days. Also, under a new regulation, youngsters 11 years of age who will reach 12 years of age by Jan. 16, 2012 may participate in this hunt with the proper licenses.
A non-hunting adult at least 18 years of age must accompany the young hunters in the field. The bag limit, shooting hours, hunter safety requirements and all other regulations of the regular pheasant and waterfowl seasons apply.
The Canyon Ferry WMA is an exception –only to the youth waterfowl season shooting hours—they will be one-half hour before sunrise to noon Sept. 24 and 25.