What Are Some Typical Youth Hunting Regulations?

What Are Some Typical Youth Hunting Regulations?

Ohio's hunting regulations require that a non-hunting adult accompany a youth hunter as of 2015, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Hunters 15 years old or younger are permitted to hunt for waterfowl statewide on two dates in October.

The Texas Youth Hunting Program is for children ages 9 to 17, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Children must complete a hunter education course, possess a valid hunting license and have a parent or guardian with them while hunting.

Colorado children 12 years old and older receive youth hunting licenses after they pass a hunter education course, states Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Hunters under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult who has satisfied hunter education requirements.

In Pennsylvania, children under 12 years of age are eligible for a youth permit to hunt five species, including deer, turkey and coyote, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. They are required to have an adult who is at least 21 years old with them while hunting.

Montana permits children from 12 to 17 years old to receive hunting licenses after they complete an educational course, states Montana Fish, Game and Wildlife. Apprentice youth hunters can legally hunt with hunting licenses and certification that they are apprentice hunters.