Youth Hunting Opportunities in Indiana
Affordable Licensing for Youth
Resident Youth Hunt/Trap License In Indiana, young outdoor enthusiasts aged 17 or younger have access to a cost-effective hunting license tailored to their needs. Priced at $12, the Resident Youth Hunt/Trap License encompasses all hunting and trapping licenses and stamp privileges. This comprehensive license covers various activities, including small game, deer, wild turkey, and waterfowl hunting. For those aged 16 and older engaging in waterfowl hunting, a Federal Duck Stamp may be required, and all hunters of migratory birds must possess a free Harvest Information Program (HIP) number, as per Waterfowl & Migratory Bird Regulations.
This license option is also extended to nonresident youth aged 17 or younger who have an Indiana resident parent, grandparent, or legal guardian.
Nonresident Youth Licensing Nonresident youth not eligible for the $12 license can acquire the appropriate nonresident youth license—annual hunting, deer, turkey, or trapping—at the resident adult license rate. This presents a cost-effective option compared to nonresident adult licenses.
Dedicated Youth Hunt Dates
Youth-Focused Hunt Dates Indiana recognizes the importance of fostering youth participation in outdoor activities. Special hunt dates are designated for youth aged 17 and younger. These dates provide exclusive opportunities for young hunters to engage in various hunting experiences.
DNR-Managed Property Events
Youth-Friendly DNR Properties Numerous DNR-managed properties host dedicated youth hunting events, creating a supportive environment for young hunters. These events aim to enhance the outdoor experience for youth and contribute to skill development.
Accessing Additional Information
For More Details For detailed information on youth hunting opportunities, specific hunt dates, and DNR-managed property events, refer to hunting.IN.gov. Stay informed about the exciting possibilities and initiatives tailored for youth engagement in Indiana's rich outdoor heritage.