Allowing More Young People to Hunt

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Nov. 18 is the last day to apply for a 2016 sportsman permit. If you draw the permit for buck deer, you'll have plenty of days and plenty of places to find your trophy.

If approved by the RACs and the Wildlife Board, starting with the 2016 – 2017 season, those 17 years of age and younger can hunt during the state’s Youth Waterfowl Hunt.

In the past, only those who were 15 years of age or younger could hunt that day.

Stringham says, prior to the 2016 – 2017 season, federal law prevented the states from allowing 16 and 17 year olds to hunt during youth waterfowl hunts. “We appreciate the USFWS changing that rule,” he says. “We’re excited to give more young people a chance to hunt.”

Sept. 17, 2016 is the proposed date for Utah’s next Youth Waterfowl Hunt.

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