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Youth License and Permits

Youth Hunting License
  • Purpose is to extend limited hunting privileges, in lieu of obtaining a valid hunting license.
  • Applies to resident youth age 18 years old or under
  • The youth must be under the direct supervision of a validly hunter- licensed  adult; parent, grandparent, or guardian who is 21 years of age or older. For the youth to hunt or carrying a hunting implement (firearm, bow, crossbow).
  • The youth must comply with the requirements of any rules and regulations.
  • License are renewable and shall expire on the March 31 following the date of issuance.
  • a youth hunting license shall not require a certificate of competency or other hunting education.
  • At the age 19 or when the youth chooses to hunt by themselves, they are required to successfully complete a Hunter Safety course approved by the Department prior to being able to obtain their own full hunting license.
2019 Spring Youth Wild Turkey Hunting Permit Information
Sites Open to Youth Deer Hunters
Youth Deer Hunting Permit Information



NameFeeAvailable OnlineAvailable thru VendorsTitle
Resident Youth Hunting -18 & under no hunter safety required expires 3/31.$7.50OnlineVendor List106
Resident & Non-Resident Youth OTC County Firearm Permit (Either Sex)$10.50OnlineVendor List192
Resident Youth Trapping *$7.50OnlineVendor List299
Turkey Spring Youth Shotgun/Archery SHA Lottery Permit Application$10.00Online 590
Turkey Spring Youth Shotgun/Archery Over the Counter (OTC) Permit$10.50 Vendor List592
Youth Waterfowl Hunting Permit   H004