Elk NetworkStatewide Hunting Opportunities for Oregon Youth

General | July 10, 2019

If you’re between the ages of 9 and 15 and would like to take up elk, deer, upland bird or waterfowl hunting in Oregon, there are several programs to help you do so. 

Mentored Youth Hunter Program allows youth 9 through 15 years of age to hunt without first passing an approved hunter education program. It gives unlicensed youngsters the opportunity to receive mentored, one-on-one field experience and training on the ethics, safety, responsibility and enjoyment of hunting while closely supervised by a licensed adult. 

Youth “First Time” Program guarantees big game hunting opportunities for youth. Under the program young hunters can receive up to three tags: one buck deer (100 series), one antlerless deer (600 series) and one antlerless elk (200 series). 

Youth-only hunts for big game, upland bird and waterfowl give young hunters a safe, well-supervised and low-stress setting where they can enjoy hunting while learning some fundamental skills. 

Go here to find more detailed information.  

(Photo source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)