Youth Hunting Program of Florida

Youth Hunting LogoThe Youth Hunting Program of Florida is designed to introduce more young people to 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 outdoor skills from a mentor during organized hunts. The FWC and its partners offer hunts for deer, turkey, hogs, waterfowl, dove, small game and more. 

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 have passed a Florida hunter safety course and 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 Adobe PDF.



FWC Facts:
If you were born on or after June 1, 1975, you must pass a hunter safety course before you can buy a Florida hunting license.

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