If you're a four-legged woodland creature in Montana, you might be saying "Oh deer!" right about now.
The annual youth deer hunt began on Thursday and continues on Friday.
The deer-only hunt gives children between the ages of 10 and 15 the opportunity to learn about hunting.
The two-day event is planned specifically during Montana's annual teachers convention, a two-day period when most public schools are closed.
This gives students the time to head out and hunt.
The two-day youth hunt is open to:
- legally licensed 12-15 year olds who have completed hunter education and who are accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 18 years of age
- properly certified and legally licensed apprentice hunters 10-15 years of age who are accompanied by a non-hunting adult "mentor" at least 21 years of age
The general deer and elk season begins on October 26 and runs through December 1.
For more information about youth hunting opportunities, visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks website .