The Liberty Hunt is This Weekend in Michigan
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.