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post #1 of 17 Old 07-21-2009, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Poll: What should be the minimum age to hunt without adult supervision?

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I'm getting tired of these stupid yuppies who portray hunting in a bad light and try to further restrict it.
There shouldn't be a minimum age, because it's up to the parent to decide if their child is responsible enough to hunt by themself.

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10 years old but regulate the calibers to only 50 BMG or less.

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Hard call. While I agree it is up to the parent, I know of some people that shouldn't be allowed to teach their children anything. I know of a few kids under 16 that I would not have ANY problem hunting with and I know a few adults that I won't hunt with.

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Ive grown up hunting, my dad first let me sit in a stand by myself at 10

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It does put you in a difficult position, but I stand by my thought that it's up to the parent.

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Hard call. While I agree it is up to the parent, I know of some people that shouldn't be allowed to teach their children anything. I know of a few kids under 16 that I would not have ANY problem hunting with and I know a few adults that I won't hunt with.
yep, i agree 100%

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I would think it would completely depend on the kid. Like said earlier, I know idiot adults I'll never hunt with again and kids I'm proud to hunt with.

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I think it should be up to the parents but I do agree with Dirk 100%. I was hunting by myself at 11 even though it was technically illegal.

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I agree it's hard to put an age on it. Some kids are more responsible than some adults. I thought that the mandatory hunter safety classes woudl help. But when I took mine there were 5-6 year-old kids taking that class. Dad sat there and told them all the answers to the test so they could get their certificate. What good is that doing?

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