Youth Hunter Qualifications:
- Must be 12 years of age at time of hunt
- Must have completed Illinois Hunter Safety Education Course (or other state equivalent) or be enrolled in a Course to have been completed before hunt
- Must have a qualified adult mentor to accompany; qualified adult mentors must be at least 21 years of age and be the youth’s parent or guardian, or be appointed by the youth’s parent or guardian to mentor the youth hunter
- If youth is 18 years of age, he/she must still be in high school
Applications are continuously accepted. Deadline to apply for the current year hunting season: July 22nd
Hunt Placement/Lottery Drawing Date: August 1st
More information at https://gardnercamp.org/mentored-youth-hunting/.