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Young Arizona hunters to pursue javelina in spring hunt that starts Friday

A young hunter photographs the javelina he just harvested. (Photo by Don Martin/For the Miner)

A young hunter photographs the javelina he just harvested. (Photo by Don Martin/For the Miner)

KINGMAN – On Friday, Jan. 22 a limited number of youths will be afield in search of the second-most hunted big game animal in Arizona, the javelina.

These hunts are considered general hunts which means these young hunters can use any legal form of take. However, most will be using centerfire rifles.

Locally, 50 young sportsman and women will be hunting in Unit 16A, which is made up of mostly the Hualapai Mountains. This unit has junior javelina tags in both the spring and fall. In November 2020, there were 30 youth-only tags issued.

Unit 18B, located east of Highway 93, has 125 youth-only javelina tags for the hunt that starts Friday. There is also a fall youth-only hunt in Unit 18B and in 2020 there were 100 tags offered.

Other units with youth-only javelina hunts starting Friday include 10, 17A, 17B, 18A, 19A, 19B and 20A. There are 150 youth-only tags in each of those units.

In the fall, there are also youth-only hunts in units 10, which has 75 tags, and units 17B, 19A, 19B and 20A where 200 tags were issued in 2020. There is no fall youth-only javelina hunt in unit 18A.

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