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Teach a kid to hunt small game during Take a Kid Hunting Weekend Sept 23 & 24

Sep 20, 2023 08:27AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: MN DNR

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - September 19, 2023

Getting youth outdoors in pursuit of squirrels, rabbits and other small game is the focus of Take a Kid Hunting Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. During the weekend, adult Minnesota residents accompanied by a youth younger than age 16 may hunt small game without a license, although they must comply with open seasons, limits and other regulations.

Hunting small game is a great way to introduce kids to hunting. Kids learn how to search for game sign, properly handle firearms and access hunting land — all without too much time sitting still and being quiet. Anyone who wants to learn how to hunt can find helpful how-to guides on the Minnesota DNR website ( plus a recorded webinar about how to get started small game hunting ( Small game hunting regulations are available at the Minnesota DNR small game hunting webpage (