Q. Do youth need a HIP (Harvest Information Program) permit to hunt doves?
A. It depends on the age of the youth. HIP permits are required of all hunters who require a license to hunt migratory birds which includes mourning doves. In Wyoming, resident youth do not need a license to hunt game birds until 14 years of age. Since the HIP permit only applies to licensed hunters, the HIP permit is not required of youth who do not need a license.