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Youth Deer Hunt Continues Tradition for Next Generation Submitted: 10/07/2012
STATEWIDE - Rifle hunters age 10-15 got a chance to shoot their first deer of the season. The weekend of October 6-7 is open for rifle hunting just for those age groups.

The Youth Deer Hunt is meant to set aside time for young hunters to learn the ropes, and tradition from an older mentor.

Each youth- accompanied by an adult 18 or older- is allowed to take one buck, plus additional antler-less deer depending on the area.

Some deer tags are free, but the memories can be priceless.

"I was really proud that it just went down right away. And then right after we pulled it I was happy to see the spikes," said Alayna Franson, a 12 year-old rifle hunter from Rhinelander.

The Wisconsin DNR stresses teaching the basics during the youth hunt:
Treat every gun as if it were loaded-
Always point the muzzle in a safe direction-
Be sure of your target and beyond; and
Keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.



Story By: Kailey Burton

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