Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds parents of young hunters that a special two-day deer hunt for youth ages 12 to 15 is set this year for Oct. 20-21.
The two-day deer hunt for resident and nonresident youngsters is a great opportunity for our youth," said Ron Aasheim. "The FWP Commission approved the hunt to encourage young people to participate in deer hunting with a parent or hunting mentor."
Aasheim said young hunters ages 11 through 15 may hunt deer statewide with a general or deer B license. They are eligible to take the deer species and sex otherwise available on that general or deer B license in the specific hunting district the young person hunts in.
A nonhunting adult at least 18 years of age must accompany the young hunter in the field. The shooting hours, hunter safety requirements and all other regulations that apply in a regular deer firearm season apply during the special two-day youth deer season.
For more information on this and other hunting opportunities for young people, see the 2011 FWP deer, elk and antelope hunting regulations on page 112. Go online to fwp.mt.gov on the Hunting page or pick up a paper copy of the regulations at any FWP regional office.