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The mentored youth turkey hunt is a safe and fun program to introduce hunter education graduates ages 12-17 to the world of hunting. This program is offered jointly by MassWildlife, the Massachusetts State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and participating Sportsmen's Clubs. The Youth Turkey Hunt Program consists of a turkey hunt seminar followed by a mentored turkey hunt. Youth hunt programs include Youth Pheasant and Youth Turkey Hunting. 

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The youth turkey hunt program is open to minors 12 to 17 years of age and includes a turkey hunt seminar and a mentored turkey hunt.

To participate in the youth turkey hunt the youth must: 

·       Graduate from a Basic Hunter Education course before the day of the hunt. 
·       Register for and complete the mandatory youth turkey seminar before the day of the hunt. 
·       Be accompanied by an adult mentor (18 years of age or older) who holds a Massachusetts hunting license and turkey permit. 

All hunting laws apply. If the youth participant is 15 years of age or older and they wish to hunt with a shotgun, they must have a valid Massachusetts firearms license. To apply for a firearms license, contact your local police department.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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