Temperatures are expected to be around 60-70 degrees this weekend in Wisconsin creating comfortable conditions to take a young hunter to the woods. October 10th and 11th is the weekend of the 2015 Wisconsin annual youth hunt. There’s no better time to get the next generation hooked on a Wisconsin tradition! Deer hunter numbers have been steadily declining in Wisconsin the last decade, making it more important than ever to take a kid (ages 10-15) out in the woods for a quality hunting experience.
The youth hunt is one way to increase hunting involvement immediately and hopefully keeps the kids coming back. The youth hunt allows a unique opportunity for kids to enjoy a gun hunt without the pressure of other hunters. Also, youth can give hunting a “test run” so-to-speak by participating in the Mentored Hunting Program. This program allows hunters to participate in a hunt with a licensed mentor before completing a hunter safety course. The mentored hunting program is for all ages of hunters, but only the youth may hunt with a firearm this weekend. October 10th and 11th should offer favorable weather for the kids to get out and enjoy the outdoors, and hopefully a successful hunt!