Youth Hunting Program of Florida
The smell of damp earth and leaves. A chorus of bird music. The thrill of seeing a buck step into view. These are the defining moments that hunters dream of sharing with a special friend or family member. However, fewer young people today are experiencing the power of time spent outdoors. That’s one of the reasons Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched the Youth Hunting Program of Florida. This program was established to get more young people involved in hunting by offering safe, educational, mentored youth hunts. Thanks to private landowners who graciously open up their property, youth accompanied by a parent or guardian can learn new outdoor skills during organized hunts for deer, turkey, hogs, waterfowl, dove, small game and more. Meals and mentors are provided at these family-oriented hunts.