Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe praised the expansion of the 
program. "This new opportunity will expand an already popular program," he said.
Youth participating in the program must obtain a permit through the 
Game Commission's Pennsylvania Automated License System, which costs 
Legal species approved for the program are squirrels, groundhogs, coyote, 
antlered deer and spring gobbler.
Regulations require that a mentor be paired with a mentored youth. The pair can 
possess one firearm when hunting, and it must be carried by the mentor while moving. 
At a stationary location the youth can take possession of the gun.
"The program will ensure that young hunters have additional opportunities to learn 
how to be safe, responsible and successful in the field," Alloway said.