Hunters should check hunting regulations for the area they plan to hunt as deer and elk hunting season approaches.  Seasons are as follows:

No Youth antlerless elk hunt this year: there is no special antlerless elk hunt for youth hunters in Region One. Youth Hunters must follow the standard regulations for elk in Region One hunting districts.

Special youth deer hunt: Thursday October 18, and Friday October 19. This is for deer only. Youth Hunters must be accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older who is not hunting. In this statewide, 2-day hunt, youth hunters with a general deer license (A-tag) or deer B-license may take deer species and sex otherwise available on their license the first day of the general firearm season in the specific hunting district. In Region One, it is either- sex for whitetail and antlered buck-only for mule deer for youth.

Youth hunter defined: Youth hunters are legally license hunters12-15 year of age, and legally licensed 11-year olds who will reach 12 years old by January 16, 2013.

The standard deer and elk season: gets underway on Saturday October 20 and runs through Sunday, November 25. Hunters should check the hunting regulations for the area they plan to hunt.

Hunting regulations are available at all license outlets and at FWP headquarters.

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