Montana's young hunters are the focus of a special weekend youth waterfowl and pheasant hunting season Sept. 21-22. Legally licensed hunters age 12 through 15 will be able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and ring-necked pheasants statewide on these two days.
In addition, youngsters 11 years of age who will reach age 12 by Jan. 16, 2014 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.
There is an exception to the youth waterfowl season at the Canyon Ferry WMA near Helena—shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to noon Sept. 21 and 22.