Youth Deer Hunting 101

October 19, 2021
Category: Hunting

Our favorite time of the year is just around the corner… You guessed it! DEER SEASON! And if you’re anything like us, you want to be as prepared as possible for when the season rolls around to ensure you have the best shot possible at obtaining that prized buck (no pun intended 😉). More importantly, we are excited to prepare the youth of our sport for one of the most exciting times of the year.

As a youth, it’s important to start learning the ins and outs of deer hunting and how your choices can affect your herd when the season rolls around. One of the main choices that affect your herd is feed. Your deer feed plays a vital role in the success of your season and is something that is taken very seriously among hunters across the country. The right feed will attract and retain deer to your property, increase the herd health, and will sustainably create a greater size consistency among the herd. Who wants a weak herd by the time deer season rolls around? We sure don’t.

With our Buck Grits Premium Whitetail deer Feed, you can ensure that you are benefiting your herd for the upcoming season with the best ingredients on the market. Buck Grits provides nutritional value for year-round feeding, guaranteed to strengthen and energize your herd. As well as benefiting your herd, Buck Grits is 100% safe for all wildlife, protecting all the other animals and critters out there.

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get to planning the rest of the youth deer season. Below you can find everything you need to know to prepare for youth seasons in Missouri and Kentucky. Happy hunting!


October 30-31 and November 26-28, 2021
One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

AGES: To participate, you must be at least 6 and no older than 15 on the opening day of the youth season.

​​The Missouri youth are required to obtain a Missouri youth hunting permit, as well as the Missouri hunter education card. Youth who do not have a hunter education card must hunt with the supervision of a licensed adult hunter. For more information on the Missouri hunter education card, click here.

The Missouri youth hunting permit is available for resident and nonresident youth hunters. Click to purchase.

Check out more information regarding Missouri youth deer season regulations


January 1-2, 2022.

AGES: To participate in the Kentucky youth deer season, you must be NO older than 15 years of age. Youth hunters must be always accompanied by an adult.

During the October youth-only firearms season, the youth hunting license and deer permit is required for hunters ages 12-15. Youth hunters under age 12 are not required to have a hunting license or deer permit. Click to obtain more information on purchasing your Kentucky youth deer license and permit or call 1-877-KYTAG-01 (877-598-2401).

Youth hunters 15 years of age and younger, who are accompanied by an adult, are eligible to participate in the Free Youth Weekend on January 1-2, 2022. During this time, youth hunters may hunt deer with firearms or any other legal method statewide without a hunting license or deer permit.

Check out more information regarding Kentucky youth deer season regulations,

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