Press Release

Youth Turkey Hunt begins April 8

Idaho's general season youth turkey hunt runs Wednesday, April 8 through Tuesday, April 14.

Youth who are 10 to 15 years old on April 8 may participate in the general season youth hunt. All youth hunters must have a valid hunting license, and they must be accompanied by a licensed adult who is 18 years of age or older. Adults who accompany youth hunters must be within normal conversation or hearing range without shouting and without the aid of electronic devices.

Youth ages 9 to 11 may purchase a junior hunting license and then purchase a turkey tag and/or apply for a controlled turkey hunt, but they may not hunt until they are 10 years of age. The general spring turkey hunts open April 15 and run through May 25. Dates vary for controlled hunts, which are listed in the Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Seasons and Rules brochure.

The brochure is available at all Fish and Game offices, license vendors statewide and online at