CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire's 2012 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend will be held statewide on Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2012. To participate, youth must be age 15 or younger and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older. The adult may not hunt. The youth does not need a hunting license or duck stamp.
“The youth weekend is a great way to get kids involved in waterfowl hunting. It gives them a chance to go with an adult who knows the sport, at a time when it’s still fairly warm and good numbers of birds are around,” said Ed Robinson, waterfowl biologist for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. “Quality time spent with a child during the youth weekend can help instill in them an appreciation of hunting lore, ethics and our outdoor environment.”
All regular season waterfowl regulations, including shooting hours, use of non-toxic shot, etc., apply during the youth weekend. Specific seasons and bag limits for various waterfowl are listed on the Fish and Game website at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_waterfowl.htm.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit http://www.huntnh.com.