Taking a youngster turkey hunting for the first time is popular among sportsmen and women.
Idaho encourages the focus on young hunters by dedicating the week leading up to the spring turkey hunt to youth-only hunts. The dates are April 8-14 in 2013.
A youngster must be 10 to 15 years of age to hunt in a youth-only general season or controlled hunt. They must be accompanied by a licensed adult 18 years of age or older.
Mentored Youth Turkey Hunt Patience and perseverance paid off when Bailey Cullin of Grangeville took her first turkey during Idaho’s youth turkey hunt.
Bailey was one of two outstanding students from her hunter education course chosen for a special mentored youth hunt in the Clearwater Region. Her mentors included District Conservation Officer George Fischer.
Read more about Bailey’s adventure and mentoring young hunters.