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Junior Deer Hunters get their own day October 20

October 18, 2007 - TRC

AUGUSTA, Maine Ė Once again this year, junior hunters get their own day for deer hunting on Saturday, October 20. Last year, 1,216 young hunters were successful.

Hunters who are 10 and older and younger than 16 and possess a junior hunting license (either resident or non-resident) can hunt deer on this day if they are under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or a qualified adult. Any person who accompanies a junior hunter other than a parent or guardian must be at least 18 years of age, be approved by that youth hunterís parent or guardian, and this person must hold a valid Maine hunting license or have successfully completed a hunter safety course. The accompanying adult cannot possess a firearm.

The junior hunter on this day can take one deer of either sex, by firearm or by bow and arrow, anywhere in the state that is open to hunting. An any-deer permit is not needed to take an antlerless deer on this day. If the youth hunter tags a deer, they still may hunt other deer seasons if they possess a bonus deer permit, or hunt with a bow and arrow in an expanded archery zone.

Submitted by Mark Latti, DIFW

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.