Collier County will be offering three Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) sponsored youth hunts at Pepper Ranch Preserve during the 2020-2021 hunting season. Dates will be posted soon.
Each Youth Hunt Weekend includes a Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning 3-hour hunt session. Youth Hunters and guardians camp at the ranch Friday and Saturday night, and meals are provided. Hog and deer youth hunts are open to children 12-17 years of age. Turkey youth hunts are open to children 12-15 years of age. Completion of the free FWC Florida Hunter Safety Program is required prior to participation in any FWC youth hunt. Please follow this link for a list of Florida Hunter Safety Courses in your area: http://myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/. Collier County residents are given preference for participation in the Pepper Ranch FWC sponsored Youth Hunts.
Youth Hunt participants will be chosen by a random draw process approximately one month before each hunt.
To register for a youth hunt at Pepper Ranch, or anywhere in Florida, please go to the FWC calendar:
The fee for each Youth Hunt weekend is $75.00; however, scholarships may be available. Follow the link below to learn more about the FWC Youth Hunt Program.
Please call 239-252-2960 for more information.