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youth deer licience

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my son was telling that if i get him the youth liecence that he could hunt both 4a and 4b seasons i looked in the rule book it stated that the youth one is good for every season except muzzle loader season . does somebody know I would like to know for sure..

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my son was telling that if i get him the youth liecence that he could hunt both 4a and 4b seasons i looked in the rule book it stated that the youth one is good for every season except muzzle loader season . does somebody know I would like to know for sure..


The rule book is correct. In order to give kids maximum opportunity, the license is valid for all the firearm seasons. So, for $14 a kid can hunt 1A-4B and take a deer of either-sex statewide.

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I had a question asked me last night abouth a youth hunter, he is 15, does he need an adult to hunt with him, and if so, does the adult need to buy a license if the adult isnt going to hunt? Or can the adult just be with him?

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I had a question asked me last night abouth a youth hunter, he is 15, does he need an adult to hunt with him, and if so, does the adult need to buy a license if the adult isnt going to hunt? Or can the adult just be with him?


If I'm reading the regs right, at 15 years old the youth does not need a guardian with them at the time of the hunt. Only up through age 13 is that required. See page 36 of the regs.

If a guardian wants to be with the youth even though not required, there are no laws stating the guardian has to be licensed to hunt when the youth has the license and the gun and the guardian is just there to be there. The guardian just can't be armed, and probably needs to have the regulation blaze orange clothing. Of course I could be wrong, there may also be some sort of restrictions on "guiding"... I know there used to be for turkey hunting, and that changed this past year.

As for the youth firearms license, see page 62.

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The license is valid in all firearm zones and seasons, except the muzzleloader season.


Here is the DNR contact info from the back of the regs. Probably best to call them regarding a non-licensed guardian with the youth licensed hunter... It'd make for a (Contact Us Please) hunt to find out from the officer that it's illegal and end up with at ticket...

DNR Information Center

500 Lafayette Road

St. Paul, MN 55155-4040

Metro: (651) 296-6157

Toll-free: (888) 646-6367

Telecommunications for the Deaf:

(651) 296-5484 or (800) 657-3929 TDD

Internet: www.dnr.state.mn.us

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