Mentored Youth Hunting Program

New! The Mentored Youth Hunting Program allows youth hunters nine years old and younger to hunt deer, turkey, small game, trap furbearers and fish for all species with a licensed mentor who is at least 21 years old and hunter-safety certified. The mentored youth license is a "package" license that entitles the youth to hunt, trap and fish for the species listed above during all open seasons for the species. Additional restrictions apply; complete program details can be found in the Michigan Hunting and Trapping Digest, or online at

A turkey kill tag issued under the mentored youth hunting license is valid for one turkey during any hunt period, in any open hunt unit, on private or public land. No application is required for the mentored youth license.