From the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation - Youth Deer Gun Season Kicks Off Friday
Oct. 17 is the day many young hunters are awaiting. That Friday will be opening day for this year's three-day youth deer gun season for hunters 17 and younger.
"This year's youth deer gun season has the potential to be a great one," said Erik Bartholomew, big-game biologist with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The fact that this season happens earlier in the year than other seasons is often a benefit for youth hunters.
"The youth deer gun season is set up so that kids can have a good time in the field. Deer are still in their summer feeding routines and are easy to pattern. And temperatures in October tend to be mild, and that makes for a more comfortable hunt," he said.
"Since the deer aren't moving as much as they would be during the rut, the kids should have a good chance to set up on a known area and get an opportunity to harvest a deer."
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