The Liberty Hunt is a special firearm deer season for youth and for those with disabilities.

I have never hunted the Liberty Hunt before since it wasn't around when I would have qualified for it, but I suspect in a couple years I will be taking my son out for his first hunt.

The Liberty Hunt is a two day hunt where an adult takes out a youth 16 or under to experience their very first deer hunt and hopefully success while in the woods.

The youth can use a shotgun or rifle but if using a rifle it has to be in a designated rifle area. The youth can also use a bow or a crossbow for this hunt.

The deer can be antlered or antlerless and the normal antler rules do not apply.

The adult has to be at least 21-years-old or older. Both the adult and the youth have to wear hunters orange, even if you are using a bow or crossbow.

The hunt is Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13.

It's a great opportunity to introduce a youngster into deer hunting but it's also a great time for a father and son or daughter, or grandfather and grandson or granddaughter to share some special moments sitting out in a blind together.

Even if you don't get a deer, the conversations and learning experience are something the youth will remember for a lifetime. If you do wind up getting a deer...well even better.

So if you are outside this weekend and you hear a few booms off in the distance, it may be an area youth bagging and tagging their very first deer.

If you want to get more information on the Liberty Hunt, click here, here and here.

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