An msnbc.com review of state hunting regulations found:
Seven states — Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Vermont and Washington — set no minimum age for solo hunting.
In Texas, kids can hunt alone when they are 9.
In Alaska, Louisiana and Tennessee, the minimum age for unsupervised hunting is 10, in Missouri it’s 11, and in nine other states it’s 12.
That's a total of 21 states in which kids can hunt alone at age 12 or younger. And in 19 of them, young hunters afield by themselves may pursue any game — big or small — that is in season.
***This isn't about 'gun control' it's about common sense & safety. Do you think kids this young should be allowed to hunt ALONE or with other minors; or should they be required to be with an adult hunter til a certian (more reasonable) age?***
Answer by pagan_mama at 2:24 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 2:40 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 7:28 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 10:17 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 10:19 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Beachmama, my friend shot a deer. Apparently he hit it on it's antler hard enough to knock in unconscience, but he thought it was dead because it fell so fast. When he went over to get the deer, it woke up and mauled him with it's antlers.
I didn't read the article, I was just answering your question. The article wouldn't have changed my answer.
Frankly, I don't know how anyone could mistake a woman for a bear, when hunting, you are supposed to have a clear view of what you are shooting before you take the shot. If he had an adult with him, maybe he would have been more restrained, I don't know. That is incredible sad, though.
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:11 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 9:20 AM on Sep. 5, 2009