Posted: Oct 10, 2013 4:23 PM by MTN News
MISSOULA - The annual youth-only deer hunt will start a week early this year for Montana youngsters, and will coincide with archery season.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has planned the two-day youth hunt for Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, coinciding with the state-wide teachers convention.
Kids between 12 and 15 years old, who have passed hunters safety - and are accompanied by an adult - can head out hunting.
Since the dates overlap with archery season, FWP's Joe Jaquith says that some extra precaution needs to be taken.
"They just have to be careful that when they hunt...there could potentially be somebody sitting in a tree stand - or in camo some place - and just be sure of your target beyond, which is what we teach in hunter's safety."
Youth hunters also must wear hunter orange that's visible from all angles.