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Youth deer hunt underway in Montana

The deer-only hunt gives children between the ages of 12 and 15 the opportunity to learn about hunting
Posted: 3:35 PM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-17 17:35:33-04
Youth deer hunt underway in Montana

If you're a four-legged woodland creature in Montana, you might be saying "Oh deer!" right about now.

The annual youth deer hunt began on Thursday and continues on Friday.

The deer-only hunt gives children between the ages of 12 and 15 the opportunity to learn about hunting.

The two-day event is planned specifically during Montana's annual teachers convention, a two-day period when most public schools are closed.

This gives students the time to head out and hunt.

Only youth may participate in this event.

Licensed apprentice hunters between ages 10 and 15 must be supervised by an adult 21 or older, while licensed hunters who have also completed hunter education only need an adult age 18 or older with them.

The general deer and elk season begins on October 26 and runs through December 1.

For more information about youth hunting opportunities, visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks website .