Youth Hunting Program of Florida

Youth Hunting LogoThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched the Youth Hunting Program of Florida to get more young people involved in hunting and conservation by offering safe, educational, mentored youth hunts. Thanks to private landowners who graciously open up their property, youth accompanied by a parent or guardian can learn new outdoor skills during organized hunts for deer, turkey, hogs, waterfowl, dove, small game and more. Meals and mentors are provided at these family-oriented hunts. 

Download a copy of the Youth Hunting Program of Florida brochure

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Who can participate in a mentored youth hunt?

Young men and women between 12 and 17 years old who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

What can you learn at the Youth Hunting Program of Florida?

  • How to hunt safely, legally and ethically
  • Marksmanship and firearms safety
  • Identifying wildlife
  • Tracking and processing game
  • The relationship between hunting and conservation

It’s also a great chance to make new friends and spend time with friends and family!

What are the steps to get involved?

Volunteers make it happen

Only through the passion and generosity of its volunteers can the Youth Hunting Program of Florida provide thousands of safe, educational and memorable hunting experiences for youth. The program is based on volunteer landowners who are willing to host hunts on their properties and other volunteers who plan and facilitate hunts. Learn how you can become a Youth Hunting Program of Florida volunteer.

FWC Facts:
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