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Take a youth quail or pheasant hunting

Oct 26, 2012

Late October/early November bring the beginning of several special opportunities for experienced hunters to mentor the younger generation. Missouri’s upcoming Youth Hunting Days are as follows:

  • Oct. 27-28 Youth Quail and Pheasant hunting
  • Nov. 3-4 Youth firearms deer hunting (early portion)
  • Dec. 29-30 2012 Youth firearms deer hunting (late portion)

The youth days are always on a weekend and precede the opening day of the regular seasons. For young deer hunters, there is the additional weekend at the end of the firearms deer season.

Of course, youth hunters can hunt during the regular hunting seasons too. The Youth Hunting Days give young hunters an opportunity to hunt earlier with less competition. Mentors should have more time to devote to young hunters because the regular seasons are not yet open. To participate, youth hunters must be at least six years old and not yet 16 years old on the youth opening day. Youth who are not yet hunter-education certified must hunt with a properly licensed adult who is hunter-education certified or exempt by age. Youth who are hunter-education certified may hunt without an adult mentor.

If you are an experienced hunter, I hope that you’ll take one of these opportunities to introduce a young person to the tradition that has been so important in your life. What may be a small thing to you can stimulate a lifetime of outdoor experiences for a young person.

 

 

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Youth rabbit hunt
Youth Rabbit Hunt
The Brandt family hunts rabbits on their family farm near Linn. Father Mark, mother April, daughters Lindsey and Kelsey and beagle Snoopy.

Comments

Tom, go to http://www.register-ed.com/programs/missouri/3-missouri-hunter-education-internet-course-field-day. I will call to make sure you see this reply.

RE: youth deer, quail or pheasant hunting. 11/9/2012 Blake (age 12) is very interested in learning to hunt deer, turkey, quail or pheasant. He has completed the online hunter safety course and is needing to complete the field certification. Please advise. Thanks. C: 314-956-0622 (Manchester - 63021-7116)

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