This Saturday is North Carolina Youth Deer Hunting Day

This Saturday, September 24, is North Carolina Juvenile Deer Hunt Day. The day, designated by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission was established in 2015. The purpose is to increase interest in deer hunting among youth as they seek to increase their hunting success. On Saturday youth 17 and under may use firearms or any other legal hunting equipment to hunt deer. Although only people over the age of 18 can use archery equipment. Hunters age 17 and under may hunt deer of either sex. If they have completed a hunter education course through the Wildlife Resources Commission will not be required to be accompanied by an adult.

Due to the designation as Youth Deer Hunt Day, anyone going hunting should wear bright orange on the 24th as a precaution.

Hunters over the age of 16 must purchase a license with a report card from Big Game Harvest before:

Those under the age of 16 must obtain their own report card from Big Game Harvest. Cards are available free of charge through a wildlife service agent or by calling 888.

You can learn more about hunting in North Carolina and Youth Deer Day on the agency’s website,

GALLERY: List of Native Animals of North Carolina

As found by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission