It is easy for veteran hunters, dads and granddads to plan traditional hunts to favored spots. But sometimes, in the excitement, the needs of young hunters in the family may be overlooked.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials encourage experienced hunters—family or friends of family—to take the time to mentor young hunters.
FWP helps make it easy by offering special seasons and other license opportunities. Here are a few of these special opportunities for young hunters.
Keep in mind that young people, resident and nonresident, ages 11-13, must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years of age or older in order to carry or use a firearm in public.
In other incentives, youngsters who complete a hunter safety and education course are entitled to receive their first resident youth combination sports license free-of-charge.
For a complete list of hunting opportunities for the young, see the 2011 deer, elk, and antelope regulations on page 112, or consult the regulations online at fwp.mt.gov on the Hunting page. License discount opportunities, some of which apply to children, are listed on page 111 of the hunting regulations.