Youth deer hunting day on Saturday

NC Senate panel OKs Sunday afternoon firearm hunting (Image 1)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – Kids across the state are preparing for a monumental day this weekend.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set Saturday, September 25, 2015 as “Youth Deer Hunting Day.” Youth under the age of 16 may use any legal weapon to hunt deer of either sex.

They are not required to be accompanied by an adult if they have completed a hunter education course.

The Youth deer hunting day provisions apply to both private and public lands. Hunters 16 and older with a hunting license may use only the weapon that is legal for the type of season open in their county on Saturday.

All hunters must wear hunter orange, even if the hunter is using archery equipment.

The new Youth Deer Hunting day was created to increase interest in deer hunting among youth, potentially increase their success at hunting, and highlight the need to engage youth in hunting.


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