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What age is the right age to start hunting?

Old 06-18-2022, 01:31 PM
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12 Years is the minimum age
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Old 06-20-2022, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by jonmyrlebailey View Post
In 1957, Disney produced a film called '"Old Yeller". A 12-year-old boy went deer hunting on his mule during the Old West era. His smaller brother stayed home with mom and the dog. His father was out on a trail drive. Nobody held the hand of Travis Coates out in the field. If a boy is big enough to cut grass with a power mower, he is probably also big enough to go hunting with a gun. I was 11 when I first started to use the family lawn mower.
the above has to be the most Ludacris statement I have ever read on the subject. There s no one size fits al on this subject. The law sets an a arbitrary age to start hunting but that doesn't mean all kids are ready to start hunting at the arbitrary age not every state uses age 12. Just because a kid reaches the arbitrary age does not mean they are mentally prepared to start hunting. We can only hope that the parental decision to allow a kid to begin hunting is for the child's best interests and not to boost the father's ego. I have seen 12 year olds that were not capable to carry a loaded rifle or shotgun safely.
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Old 06-21-2022, 12:56 AM
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After 16 yr
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Old 06-21-2022, 01:35 PM
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My son started training marksmanship when he was about 18mos, using small toys guns and plastic dinosaurs for targets. He shot a BB gun then a bit before he turned 2, and started shooting 22LR when he was 2. By 6, he was shooting centerfire rifles out to a half mile, and his 22LR out to 300yrds, and started wing shooting when he was 7. We started stalking rabbits when he was 4, but largely for show, as he wasnít nearly stealthy enough at the time to get close enough, but by the time he was 6, he was hunting rabbits, squirrels, and wood rats. He went deer hunting at 7 for the first time. At 9 now, heís getting big enough to shoot in competitive precision rifle and Precision Rimfire matches - PRS & NRL-22 matches.

Each child, and the parents which raise them, are a unique equation, so not all solutions will be the same.
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