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Youth Hunting


Logo for the Youth Hunting Program of Florida.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

A Youth Hunting Program Guide and Youth Hunter celebrate a successful harvest. Photograph by Christine Freeman.

To help uphold hunting for future generations, today's youth must be provided quality hunting experiences. There are many volunteer opportunities for you to participate in the Youth Hunting Program of Florida. Our volunteers:

  • Can be trained by the FWC to become a HuntMaster, which is an individual who organizes and conducts an outdoor educational event
  • Oversee firearm instruction and supervise shooting ranges
  • Conduct hunter education and other educational activities
  • Serve as hunting guides
  • Provide medical expertise
  • Serve as cooks

Complete the Youth Hunting Program of Florida Application to sign-up as a volunteer for the program.

More Information

Visit the Youth Hunting Program of Florida for more information.