Fall deer hunts for youths at various state parks and Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) throughout Minnesota. Partners include the MDHA, MSAA, BSW, Minnesota State Parks, Friends of Rydell and NWR. August deadline for applications for the lottery hunts in October and November.
Youth can hunt with experienced mentors on Youth Waterfowl Day Saturday, Sept. 9. Partners include Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club and the Fox Lake Conservation League. Deadline is in August.
Pheasant hunting opportunities for youth and families with little or no hunting experience. Pheasants Forever and DNR partner on these hunts. August deadline for hunts that take place in October.