Youth Seasons

Discussion in '(MDC) All other hunting related questions......' started by gmbellew, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. gmbellew

    gmbellew Active Member

    Jan 10, 2005
    What is the intent of the "Youth Seasons" for deer and turkey? Is the goal to increase overall hunter numbers? Is the goal to give youth an early chance at hunting less pressured animals and improve their chance of success simply because they are young? Or is it something else entirely?

    If the intent is to increase overall hunter numbers, why aren't those participating in the "Apprentice" program allowed to participate?

    Thanks in advance for your time.
  2. MDC Deer

    MDC Deer New Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    Youth season was created to increase opportunities to provide an important introduction to hunting and allow adults to mentor the next generation of hunters. It certainly is our hope that the youth will continue hunting later in life but that's not the only goal of the youth seasons.