The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s popular Take a Kid
Hunting Program is designed to provide a quality hunting
experience for properly licensed youth hunters. These days,
first added to the Game Code by the Fish
and Game Council for the 2001-2002 season, increase a young
hunter's opportunity for harvesting game in a setting which
encourages responsible and safe hunting practices in a more
relaxed setting. The program is coordinated by the division's
Hunter Education Unit.
The primary component of the program is a series of "youth
hunts" - special days, often outside regular hunting seasons
on days provided in the Game Code. Hunts often utilize the expertise
of "mentors" to further enhance the hunting experience.
There are typically five (5) youth hunting events: turkey,
pheasant, upland birds, deer and waterfowl as described below.
All hunts require the hunter possess a valid Youth
License and be under the direct supervision of a properly
licensed, non-hunting adult 21 years of age or older.