Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Youth Hunt Program

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Hosted by Conservation Collier at the Pepper Ranch Preserve


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.