I had no idea that this coincided with the Montana teachers convention. The youth hunt is about to open for the kiddos.

According to the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks website, a youth hunt for deer limited to youngsters between the ages of 12–15 was approved for October 20–21, 2016. These dates coincide with Montana’s annual 2-day teachers’ convention, which are no-school days for most public school students.

The 2-day youth hunt is open to:

  • legally licensed 12-15 year olds who have completed hunter education and who are accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 18 years of age;
  • and properly certified and legally licensed apprentice hunters 10-15 years of age who are accompanied by a non-hunting adult "mentor" at least 21 years of age.