Youth Hunting Opportunities
The FWC offers several opportunities for adults to take youths (under age 16) hunting.
The FWC offers two deer hunts at Camp Blanding WMA and two deer hunts
at Andrews WMA. During these hunts, permitted youths and their nonhunting
supervisors are the only persons allowed on the area.
Two youth waterfowl days are held after the end of the regular waterfowl
season. Only those under 16 years old are allowed to hunt while supervised by
an adult, 18 years or older.
- Youth waterfowl hunts are held on Ocklawaha Prairie, the stormwater treatment
areas and on T.M. Goodwin/Broadmoor Unit.
Youth small-game hunts are held at Caravelle Ranch, Ross Prairie and Jennings
Forest WMAs. Quota permits are not required for these hunts. Additional
Family hunts are offered on many WMAs. These hunts provide opportunities for
a permitted supervisor to hunt with up to two youths.
Youth spring turkey hunts are held on many WMAs the weekend before the
spring turkey season begins. Only those under 16 years old are allowed to
harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older.