DNR announces special youth deer season
Youth ages 10-15 also are eligible to participate in a special
deer season that runs from Thursday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 24,
in 12 permit areas of southeastern and 15 deer permit areas of
northwestern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota DNR.
“This youth-only season provides an opportunity for parents,
guardians and mentors to schedule and plan a special deer hunt with
youth,” said Mike Kurre, DNR mentoring program coordinator.
Deer permit areas open to the hunt are 101, 105, 111, 114, 201,
203, 208, 209, 256, 257, 260, 263, 264, 267, 268, 338, 339, 341,
342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349 and 601.
Youth must meet all firearms safety requirement, purchase a
license and use the appropriate firearm for the permit area in
which they are hunting. Youth may take a deer of either sex. An
adult mentor must accompany the youth but may not hunt or carry a
The special season should occur when students are on school
Public land is open as is private land, provided the youth
hunter has landowner permission.
Participating in the youth deer season does not preclude the
youth from participating in the regular firearms deer season but
any deer harvested do count against the youth’s season bag