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Youth Opportunities

Youth looking to get involved with the outdoors have a wide range of opportunities to participate in.

Special Youth Seasons

Youth hunting seasons offer youth the chance to participate in a youth-only season.  Currently, Oklahoma offers a youth spring turkey, deer gun, and waterfowl season.  Be sure to consult the current regulations for additional information and dates.

Youth Hunting Opportunities

Outside of special youth seasons, youth also have access to some unique opportunities through private lands turkeyantlerless deer, guided waterfowl, and controlled hunts.   Opportunities may also be available through Outdoor Oklahoma Adventures and the Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program.



Youth Shooting Sports

The Oklahoma National Archery in the Schools Program, Oklahoma Scholastic Shooting Sports Program, and FFA Clay Target Program offer youth at participating schools to become involved with shooting sports.



Youth Fishing

Youth looking to be involved with fishing may be interested in participating in a fishing clinic.  Many schools are also involved with the Oklahoma Fishing in the Schools Program and high school students may be interested in the Oklahoma High School Bass Fishing.



Education Programs

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation offers many educational activities through in-school Outdoor Education Programs, Bat Watches, and our Wildlife Youth Camp.



Creative Challenges

Youths looking for a creative outdoor challenge can participate in a Creative Writing Competition and the USFWS Junior Duck Stamp. A Conservation Education Scholarship is also available for educators involved with Outdoor Education.

Additional opportunities provided by partners:

Greenwings - Ducks Unlimited
Jakes - NWTF