Free junior hunting licenses are available at Meijer stores Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15. Print the coupon below and bring it to your local Meijer store.
The license normally costs $7.50.
Youth and 100 percent disabled veterans are able to get out in the woods for a chance to bag a deer early on the weekend of Sept. 22-23 in 2012.
Newly passed hunting laws allow children 9 and younger to hunt deer under the supervision of an adult who has passed hunters safety.
According the DNR, youth and 100 percent disabled veteran firearm deer hunt will take place on all lands in Michigan Sept. 22-23, 2012. Youth 16 years of age or younger may participate in this special hunt. Youth younger than 14 years of age may hunt with archery and crossbow on public or private land or with a firearm on private land only regardless of license used. For youth 10 to 16 years old and qualified veterans with disabilities, valid licenses include a combination, firearm or antlerless deer license. Hunters under the age of 10 must be licensed through the mentored youth hunting program and accompanied by a qualified mentor.
During this two-day hunt only, a firearm or combination license may be used for an antlered or antlerless deer. A Deer Management Assistance (DMA) permit may also be used to take one antlerless deer only, if issued for the area/land upon which hunting. Archery and junior archery deer licenses are not valid for this hunt. The bag limit for this season is one deer.
The DNR would like to thank Meijer for providing this generous offer to young hunters for the past several years. For more information about hunting in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/hunting.