BEMIDJI -- Lake Bemidji State Park will hold a special Youth Deer Hunt on Oct. 18-20.

The youth hunt is open to youth ages 12 to 15. Youth must be accompanied by an adult mentor over 18. Mentors must have parental approval and may not carry firearms themselves. A mandatory hunter orientation will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the park’s visitor center.

The youth hunter must have a Firearms Safety Certificate and purchase a youth hunt license. The hunt is either-sex with a bag limit of two. More details on how to apply can be found in the Special Youth Deer Hunts section in the 2019 Hunting Regulations booklet or online at The deadline for applying for the hunt is Friday, Aug. 16.