The Massachusetts Young Adult Turkey Hunting Program is designed to provide hunters aged 12\u201317 with an opportunity to:\n\nParticipate in a field workshop that provides specialized training in turkey hunting and safety, including firearms instruction and practice.\n\tHunt wild turkey under the supervision and guidance of a safe, experienced, adult hunter serving as a mentor on a special day set aside just for young adults.\nThis program is more than just a day in the field hunting turkey; it is a comprehensive recreational program that includes two parts: a pre-hunt workshop and a one-day mentored hunt. Click here for a list of the 2018 participating clubs and dates. Hunter safety is emphasized in all aspects of the program to help build the confidence of young hunters so they feel comfortable hunting alone or with others in the field. New participants must complete the pre-hunt workshop to obtain a permit for the special Young Adult Turkey Hunt Day (April 28, 2018). All participants must have a valid Hunter Education certificate prior to participating in the hunt. \n\nTo register as a new participant for the program, fill out the Youth Participant Form. \n\nNew in 2018 for returning participants: \n\nReturning participants ages 12\u201314 must add a Youth Turkey Permit to their customer profile in MassFishHunt. Click here for instructions. \n\tReturning participants ages 15\u201317 must add the Youth Turkey Authorization 15\u201317 to their permit. Click here for instructions.\nFor more information about the Young Adult Turkey Hunting Program, please click here.