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Hunter recruitment OppOrtunities
Mentored Adult Hunting Program
The Mentored Adult Hunting Program is designed to add to the ranks of hunters by allowing first-time hunters 18 years old and older
to participate and learn about hunting through the experience of a licensed hunter mentor. Adults obtaining a permit through the
program would be able to take part in hunting activities without first needing to take the basic Hunter-Trapper Education course.
General Information:
- With the Mentored Adult Hunting Program, adult applicants 18 or older who have never held a prior hunting license within
the Commonwealth, or another state or nation, are eligible to participate in the program. Mentored adult hunting permits are
available for a total of three consecutive, unbroken license years, after which an applicable adult hunting license is required.
Species, Seasons & Bag Limits:
- A mentored adult can hunt only squirrels, woodchucks, ruffed grouse, rabbits, pheasants, bobwhite quail, hares, porcupines,
crows, coyotes, antlerless* deer and wild turkeys.# Species must be hunted in any of their respective seasons, and daily and field
possession bag limits for each species must be followed.
- * A mentor can transfer one valid antlerless deer license and/or one Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permit
to a mentored adult. Antlerless licenses are valid within the wildlife-management unit for which they were issued. DMAP permits
are valid on the specific properties for which they were issued. The transfer of the antlerless license may not occur until after the
mentored adult has harvested the antlerless deer, but before tagging the carcass. A mentored adult is ineligible to make direct
application for an antlerless license or DMAP permit.
- # A mentor can transfer one fall turkey tag to a mentored adult if the individual harvests a fall turkey. The transfer of the fall
turkey tag may not occur until after the mentored adult has harvested the bird, but before tagging the carcass.
- The mentored adult must tag and report deer and turkey harvests as specified elsewhere in this digest relating to tagging and
reporting big-game kills.
Safety:
- A mentored adult must hunt within eyesight of his or her adult mentor, and at a proximity close enough for verbal instruction
and guidance to be easily understood. A mentor may not accompany more than one mentored adult at any given time. A mentor
may not accompany a junior hunter or a mentored youth hunter in addition to a mentored adult.
- A mentor and mentored adult must be in compliance with fluorescent orange requirements for the species they are hunting.
Liability:
- A mentor is responsible and accountable for all actions of the mentored adult while engaged in hunting or related activities.
A mentor who causes or allows a mentored adult to engage in an unlawful act shall be punishable as the principal offender.
Cost:
- The cost of the resident mentored adult permit is $20.70; nonresident mentored adult permit is $101.70.

Junior Hunting Opportunities

(12- to 16-year olds * or
Junior License holders)

Youth Squirrel Season: Oct. 11-17 (12-16 years old without a license; and junior license holders, who must have successfully
completed an HTE course)
Junior Pheasant Season and Junior Cottontail Rabbit Season: Oct. 11-18
(12-16 years old without a license; and junior license holders, who must have successfully completed an HTE course)
Bear: Oct. 23-25 in WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C & 5D
(junior license holders)
Deer: Oct. 23-25
(Antlerless only; junior license holders with required antlerless license; statewide)
Youth Turkey Hunt: April 25, 2015
(Spring gobbler; junior license holders with required license; statewide)
Youth Waterfowl Hunt Days (* junior license holders 12-15). The Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director will
designate one shooting day at Middle Creek and Pymatuning as a youth-only day, in addition to the statewide youth waterfowl
hunting days held in late September each year.

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