Youth Day Mentored Waterfowl Hunt – 2023 Mentee Application

Jan 10, 2023

The Youth Day Mentored Waterfowl Hunt is intended to give youth hunters an opportunity to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors. For this event, only hunters ages 11-16 years old will be eligible. Space is limited, and participants will be selected via lottery. You will be notified via phone and email if you have been selected for the hunt by January 20, 2023. (Please note: only those selected will be notified)

This event is brought to you by a partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Sportsmen’s Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, and Delta Waterfowl.

No experience is necessary to participate in this event, including Hunter Education or a current hunting license. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers an Apprentice Hunting License, which can be obtained and used for one hunting season. All applications will be reviewed for acceptance into the program.

If selected, once notified, you will be required to obtain a valid Maryland Hunting License or Apprentice License within 3 days of acceptance into the program, as well as appropriate stamps. Youth hunters, including those possessing an apprentice license, must purchase a Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp but do not need to purchase a Federal Duck Stamp if under 16 years of age.

There is no cost to participate in this event!

Location: Properties throughout Maryland (mainly Eastern, Southern, and Central parts of the state)

*Important Dates*
Application Deadline: January 18, 2023
Acceptance Notification: January 20, 2023
Hunt Date: February 4, 2023