Youth Turkey Hunt Opportunity

DSC_0045 Dates for the 2020 youth turkey hunt will be posted on this website in January 2020. For planning purposes, below is the information from 2019.

Hunt Information

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge offers a mentored youth turkey hunt every year to aid in turkey population management and provide youth hunting opportunities. Up to eight randomly selected youth hunters will be selected for an individual weekend to hunt at the refuge with a Fish and Wildlife Service guide. 

Registration closed March 8, 2019

2019 Hunt Dates:

April 12-14, 2019

April 20-21, 2019

April 27-28, 2019

May 04-05, 2019

Drawing closes March 08, 2019 at 11:30pm 


If you have questions about the hunt please contact the refuge. 

  • Youth is defined as 17 years old or younger.
  • There will be EIGHT youth hunters drawn.
  • Please register each youth hunter separately, complete the registration process once for each individual hunter. Multiple entries for individual hunters will not be included in the draw and will not be refunded. 
  • Lottery registration is open from 12:00am February 01, 2019 to 11:30pm March 08, 2019.
  • The drawing will be held and EIGHT successfully drawn applicants will be notified after March 14, 2019 by email. 
  • Successfully drawn youth must obtain a New Mexico hunting license prior to hunt.
  • Shotgun or Archery is allowed.
  • Youth hunters will be assigned one of four weekends during the New Mexico Turkey Season, April 12 - May 05, 2019.