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Youth Turkey Hunt Weekend

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Two Youth Spring Turkey Hunt Weekends - one prior to the opening of spring turkey season south of State Road 70 and the other before spring turkey season opens north of State Road 70 -  are available to youth 15 years old and younger. The Saturday-Sunday hunts occur on many wildlife management areas (WMAs) and other lands. See season dates for Florida Youth Spring Turkey Hunt Weekends and other game species.

During a Youth Spring Turkey Hunt weekend, only youth are allowed to harvest a gobbler or bearded turkey, which counts toward their spring season bag limit of two. Youth hunters must be supervised by an adult 18 years or older. No license or permit is required of the youth or supervising adult. However, adult supervisors must have a hunting license and turkey permit to call a turkey and otherwise participate in the hunt, and if the youth is hunting on a WMA, the adult hunt participant also will need a management area permit.

Most WMAs offering the Youth Spring Turkey Hunt Weekend require a quota permit, which can be applied for at or by completing the application worksheet and presenting it to any license agent or tax collector's office.

Check the WMA regulations brochure for the area you’re interested in hunting before going afield.