Press Release

Youth turkey hunt begins April 8

Youth turkey hunters get an early shot as Idaho's general season youth turkey hunt runs Saturday, April 8 through Friday, April 14.

Young turkey hunter with prize tom turkey / Photo by Kelton Hatch
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Kelton Hatch for IDFG

Licensed youth who are 10 to 17 years old on April 8 may participate in the general season youth hunt. Resident hunters under 12 and nonresident hunters under 18 must be accompanied by a licensed adult 18 years of age or older to participate.

“Idaho’s youth hunts were created to increase opportunities and promote hunting as a safe, enjoyable family-oriented activity,” said Bill Seybold, Fish and Game volunteer coordinator based in Lewiston. “Plus they are great ways to introduce young people to hunting without the pressure of competing with lots of other hunters.”

Adults who accompany youth hunters must also be licensed and be within normal conversation or hearing range without shouting and without the aid of electronic devices.

For more information, see the 2016 & 2017 Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey Seasons and Rules brochure available at all Fish and Game license vendors and online at https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/rules/upland-furbearer-turkey.