Hunting small game is often more favorable to kids than other types of hunting and this weekend will provide the perfect opportunity to take kids outdoors to hunt squirrels, rabbits and more.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that Take A Kid Hunting Weekend is this Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.

During the weekend, adult Minnesota residents accompanied by a youth younger than age 16 can hunt small game without a license, but must comply with open seasons, limits and other regulations.

While other types of hunting can involve sitting still and being quiet for extended periods of time, hunting small game provides the opportunity to walk around while having great conversations and bonding time with kids.  It also helps kids learn how to search for game sign, proper firearms handling, and accessing hunting properties.

Take A Kid Hunting Weekend is a great precursor to the upcoming Minnesota youth deer season, which begins October 17.

Follow the link below for more information on small game hunting and hunting regulations.