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Youth Hunting and Fishing License Requirements

All hunters 17 years and younger must take and pass a Hunter Education Class before hunting. Exceptions for youth age 9-13 participating in the Mentor Youth Hunter Program (MYHP)

To hunt big game

  • Phesant hunting
    Youth 11 to 17 need a Juvenile Hunting License and all necessary tags, and must be age 12 by the time of their hunt.

To hunt upland birds and waterfowl

  • Youth 13 and younger must obtain a FREE Youth License and answer HIP questions so the HIP validation appears on their license.
  • Youth 14 to 17 must purchase a Juvenile Hunting License, purchase the correct bird stamp and answer the corresponding HIP questions.
  • Youth 16 to 17 hunting waterfowl, must buy a federal duck stamp along with a Juvenile Hunting License, waterfowl bird stamp and the waterfowl HIP validation.

To hunt turkey

  • Youth 13 and younger need a FREE Youth Hunting License and must purchase a juvenile turkey tag.
  • Youth 14 to 17 need a Juvenile Hunting License and juvenile turkey tag.

 
To hunt small game (rabbits and squirrels)

  • Youth 13 and younger do NOT need a license.
  • Youth 14 to 17 need a Juvenile Hunting License.

Point Saver Program

  • Youth 9 to 17 can apply for point savers by purchasing a juvenile hunting license.

Youth Fishing License Requirements
Lake of the Woods

To fish for trout, warmwater fish, marine species other than salmon and Pacific halibut

  • Youth 13 and younger no NOT need a license.
  • Youth 14 to 17 need a Juvenile Angling License.

To fish for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and Pacific halibut

  • Youth 13 and younger need a FREE Youth Angling License and must purchase a Juvenile Combined Angling Tag.
  • Youth 14 to 17 must purchase a Juvenile Angling License and a Juvenile Combined Angling Tag.

To crab or clam

  • Youth 13 and younger do NOT need a license.
  • Youth 14 to 17 must purchase a Shellfish License.

Buy a license on-line

Youth Hunting Opportunities

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