WMA Youth Hunt Special
Break out the hunting calendars, and start making some kid plans.
Deadlines are nearing to participate in a WRD youth hunt. First up is an Aug. 15 deadline to put your kid on a dove field. Of the 11 quota dove hunts that were offered for kids last season, eight of them required no priority points for a spot. Go to georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota to see which hunts were the easiest and hardest draws.
There’s a pile of WMA youth deer hunts to choose from this fall. To help you plan, we took all of last year’s WMA youth deer hunt results and ranked them first to worst in terms of hunter success. That chart is below. Review the chart, and then pair it with the data at georgia
wildlife.com/hunting/quota#odds to see what level of priority points your child will need to get drawn. You might be surprised to learn that 97% of applicants got on the Ossabaw WMA youth hunt—the No. 1 overall youth hunt in the state—with zero priority! And make note that many of the WMA youth deer hunts are non-quota—just show up.
Consider the following when making plans to attend a youth hunt.
• To apply for quota youth hunts, the youth will need their own account and DNR customer ID number, obtained at to www.gohuntgeorgia.com.
• If you are a returning online customer signing your kid up for one of the more popular youth quota hunts, review the selection odds tables at georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota.
• Only a youth can physically kill a deer, turkey or bear during both quota and non-quota youth big-game hunts on WMAs. An adult is there only as a chaperone and mentor for the youth.
• When your child has success on one of these WMA hunts, please email us a photo, the child’s name, age, hometown and anything else you want to share to [email protected].
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