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Youth Hunting Program of Florida


The Youth Hunting Program of Florida is designed to introduce more young people to hunting and conservation by providing 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 provide hunts for deer, turkey, hogs, waterfowl, dove, small game and more. 

Who can participate in a mentored youth hunt?

Young men and women between 12 and 17 years old who have passed a hunter safety course and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Father and son sitting on a log while hunting in the woods

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 safe, educational, mentored 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 more about becoming a Youth Hunting Program of Florida volunteer.

Watch this short video to get inspired about introducing the next generation to conservation and hunting!

Apply to become a volunteer!


For more information about the program you can contact:
Tyler Allen
Youth Hunting Program Coordinator
(850) 488-8984