Junior Hunt Days

The following Junior Hunt Days are special days just for hunters under a certain age to hunt accompanied by a mentor. All young hunters participating in these days must have completed a hunter education course, possess a valid hunting license (or be exempt from license requirements), and be accompanied in the field by an individual who:

  • Is 21 years old or older.
  • Possesses a valid Maryland hunting license, or is exempt from hunting license requirements.
  • Is not afield with a firearm, bow or other hunting device.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources does not provide specific hunting sites or mentors for these hunting days.

Junior Deer Hunt Days 2018

Junior Turkey Hunting Days 2019

  • April 13, statewide
  • Sunday, April 14 in certain counties, see chart.

Hunters 16 years of age or younger may participate in the Junior Deer and Turkey Hunts Days if the individual has completed a hunter education course and possesses the printed receipt showing proof of purchase of the valid hunting license, or is exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements and has completed a hunter education course.

Junior Waterfowl Hunting Days (2018-2019)

  • Nov. 3, 2018
  • Feb. 9, 2019

Hunters 16 years of age or younger may participate in the Junior Waterfowl Hunt Days if the individual possesses a valid hunting license or is exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements. The individual must possess the printed receipt showing proof of purchase of the Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp.


Junior Hunter Decal

Junior Hunters!

Commemorate your Deer, Turkey or Black Bear Harvest this year with a Junior Hunter Certificate!

Managed Hunt Programs for Junior Hunters