Press Release

Take a kid hunting: Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend is Sept. 28-29

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend is set aside for youth ages 17-years old and younger

Duck and goose hunting is among the coolest ways to introduce a youngster to the excitement of hunting. There's usually plenty of birds in the sky and the opportunity for a novice to experience the blinds, the decoys, and the dogs, all under the supervision and guidance of an adult.

Here are the rules you need to know for the Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend: 

  • Open to licensed hunters 17 years of age and younger.
  • Duck, goose, snipe, and coot seasons are open for two days only, on September 28-29, 2019.
  • Migratory Bird (HIP) Permit—required.
  • Federal Migratory Bird (Duck) Stamp—not required for hunters 15 and younger.
  • Daily duck, goose, snipe, and coot limits are the same as regular season limits statewide.
  • At least one adult 18 years or older with a valid hunting license must accompany each youth hunting party into the field at all times. Adults are not authorized to hunt; they do not need a migratory bird (HIP) permit or Federal Migratory Bird (Duck) stamp to accompany youth during this hunt.
  • All other state rules and federal regulations pertaining to take of migratory game birds are in effect for this hunt.

To learn more about waterfowl hunting in Idaho, check out Fish and Game's Migratory Game Bird seasons and rules booklet, which includes general rules and shooting hours. 

To find places to hunt, check out the Hunting Access page.