Top Ad Widget

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

I'm from Michigan and I hope to do some bowhunting this year. The age limit to hunt deer with your bow by yourself is 17 but, do

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • SDhunt
    replied
    Not so sure, but if something bad happens a kid under 17 will panic a lot more then an older, more experienced hunter...

    Leave a comment:


  • joegraz
    replied
    If your son is ready in your eyes to hunt alone let him i started huntin alone at 15 and learned more by myself than hunting with my father. He may make a mistake and miss a chance at a good buck but its all a learning experience

    Leave a comment:


  • Catpool9
    replied
    I'm 52 yrs.,I'm from Arkansas, my nickname is Cat, I play pool for a living, my game is 9-Ball, thus Catpool9 is my screen name...and I love to hunt & fish!.........

    David Harcrow

    Leave a comment:


  • Catpool9
    replied
    Well the bottom line is, no matter what age you are, say , even if your 21yrs. and never hunted before, after you pass your Hunter's Ed Class, you need to go with an experienced hunter in the field to get a good feeling for hunting...then..

    Hunting is all about common sense, Never shoot at a target you can't Positively Identify!, just because you see a round blob out there, don't shoot , because it may be Uncle Joe, you see what I'm sayin'?, besides that, you want to make an ethical shot on the animal and kill it, and not wound it.

    Keep Saftey above all things while hunting!, and you'll enjoy it for the rest of your lives!

    Good Huntin' Brothers!

    David H.

    Leave a comment:


  • Catpool9
    replied
    My Daddy started me out hunting when I was 6yrs., squirrel hunting with him ,with a 20 gauge single barreled shotgun, by the age of 8 yrs. I was hunting squirrels by myself with a 12 gauge auto, that lasted about a week, ( wasterd to many shot shells) then returned to single barreled 20 gauge because I was missing to many squirrels with the auto, after a month my Daddy let me go back to the 12 gauge auto with the stipulation that I had to take as many squirrels as I did with the single shotgun, my aiming was much better afterwards.

    I started using a 30-30 for deer when I was 12yrs., and a 30-06 at 14yrs,, but my Daddy made sure I was capable of using the firearm before I was left alone in the woods.

    David H.

    Leave a comment:


  • Catpool9
    replied
    Move to Arkansas , you only have to be 6yrs. to hunt by yourself, and all the years before that , was if you could hold a gun or a bow, you was good to go!...lol


    David H.

    Leave a comment:


  • Cowiche Buddy
    replied
    Well, here in Washington, Im not sure if there is a law for hunting by yourself. Im 13 and I have been bowhunting for 3 years, but not necassarily by myself. If it was up to the parent, I think they should choose if you are responsible enough and have enough wood smarts to hunt by yourself. Good Luck.

    Leave a comment:


  • Smitty18
    replied
    I think the bottom line we are all trying to get at is that if your parent thinks you are capable of hunting alone SAFELY then you should be aloud to do so. I am 15 and safer than some of the adults I hunt with so the decision was made that i can be trusted alone. My brother (14) has not made that impression on my dad so he is always with an adult.
    Smitty18

    Leave a comment:


  • DSMbirddog
    replied
    I too think the state is just being cautious but one thought I have is that the parents ought to be involved enough to know if their son or daughter is ready to be off hunting by themselves. I was raised on a farm here in IA and was around firearms from the beginning. I started hunting by myself when I was about 12 but by that time my father knew I was capable of doing that safely and responsibly.

    Leave a comment:


  • floridahunter
    replied
    Smitty18 you were thinking the same as me. I was dropped off alone on a 1200acre parcel to do something long before I could drive

    Leave a comment:


  • MN Outdoorsman
    replied
    17? Wow that's being a bit ridiculous. You can drive a car but not hunt alone? Especially bow hunting is much safer than firearm hunting. Should be 12 for bow.

    Leave a comment:


  • 30-CAL
    replied
    I remember walking about 1/2 mile up the road to a farm to small game hunt with my shot gun over my shoulder before I was able to get my drivers license. That would really be asking for trouble now.

    Leave a comment:


  • keith green
    replied
    The problem for game & fish is that you most likely are the exception not the rule. Here in Arkansas there is a mentor program, and these guys are good. Check with DNR about that, & private property regs, and you may find a farmer or two willing let you hunt for some help/ chores. With an adult there's no age min. here and some guy "tagged" a doe for his 20 month old son during last youth gun season, We all went, yeah right, but weren't able to get the reg changed yet, sorry but has to be age min' of some sort. Goodluck 2u BB96

    Leave a comment:


  • mesarich
    replied
    Hate to be the devils advocate, but I think the state is trying to err on the side of caution. There are 11 and 12 year olds who are more then able to hunt on their own, however I have seen 17 year olds who I would not want to be alone in the woods. The state has to set the age at somewhere otherwise you would have the idiots who let their 7 year olds hunt alone.

    Leave a comment:


  • Smitty18
    replied
    The rule for hunting solo in PA is 16 no matter what you are hunting. Of course i never break the law (wink wink) but i started doing "something" at age 11.

    Leave a comment:

Welcome!

Collapse

Welcome to Outdoor Life's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Outdoor Life, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on outdoorlife.com.

Right Rail 1 Ad

Collapse

Top Active Users

Collapse

There are no top active users.

Right Rail 2 Ad

Collapse

Latest Topics

Collapse

  • Neighbor painted me a picture!
    by dewman
    My neighbor is a regionally known artist. So over time after regaling him with childhood hunting stories of my younger years in Michigan, South Dakota,...
    05-03-2021, 03:35 PM
  • What would you do?
    by fitch270
    About 15 minutes after daybreak my daughter nudges me in the side. I’ve been letting out some soft yelps and clucks but the turkeys are quiet early...
    05-01-2021, 09:34 PM
  • Holy flock 2
    by fitch270
    First a question, then why it matters.


    A group of bears is called what?


    Times up: The answer is

    ...
    05-01-2021, 08:49 PM
  • Opportunity knocking
    by fitch270
    I should probably hold off on mentioning this for a bit but here we go.

    Got the annual pre-season turkey call (lol) from my cousin last...
    04-27-2021, 08:29 PM
  • Iron sights, Yes, No, Maybe?
    by fitch270
    I’ve been thinking on this one since reading Amflyer’s response to me on his Not Available Rifle thread. The subject of the iron sights came up, I...
    04-26-2021, 10:41 PM

Right Rail 3 Ad

Collapse

Footer Ad Widget

Collapse
Working...
X