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9 year old hunting pheasants and ducks.

by , Posted to on 10/16/2010 8:03 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/17/2003
Location: ND
Is it true a 9 year old can hunt pheasants, grouse, ducks and geese without hunterssaftey? If so what does he/she need to do so?
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by on 10/16/2010 8:28 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/27/2009
Location: ND
Being under the age to take hunter safety classes, the youngster needs to have the proper licenses-general, small game-and be accompanied in the feild by a parent or guardian.
 
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by on 10/16/2010 8:33 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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papabear Said:
Is it true a 9 year old can hunt pheasants, grouse, ducks and geese without hunterssaftey? If so what does he/she need to do so?
Not a good idea. One mistake and lives will be changed forever.

Wonderful Reagan quote that says it like it is! "It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
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by on 10/16/2010 8:42 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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my now 10 year old has been shooting pheasant, geese, ducks for 3 years now.   I trust him with a shotgun more then most adults.    just my .02
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by on 10/16/2010 10:33 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/17/2003
Location: ND
hopeandchangethis Said:
papabear Said:
Is it true a 9 year old can hunt pheasants, grouse, ducks and geese without hunterssaftey? If so what does he/she need to do so?
Not a good idea. One mistake and lives will be changed forever.


You do realize the average age of the shooter in hunting accidents in ND last year was 34 years old, right?

No, you probably didn't, otherwise you wouldn't be making such stupid comments.
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by on 10/16/2010 10:38 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Bowhuntin Said:
hopeandchangethis Said:
papabear Said:
Is it true a 9 year old can hunt pheasants, grouse, ducks and geese without hunter safety? If so what does he/she need to do so?
Not a good idea. One mistake and lives will be changed forever.


You do realize the average age of the shooter in hunting accidents in ND last year was 34 years old, right?

No, you probably didn't, otherwise you wouldn't be making such stupid comments.
That's because 9 year olds do not drink. How was that stupid. I have seen some 9 year olds that have no clue. I was just trying to prevent a possible nightmare. Good day.
Wonderful Reagan quote that says it like it is! "It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
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by on 10/16/2010 10:41 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I started hunting at age 7.  It basically boils down to the maturity level at a given age.  there are 20 years olds that shouldn't be near a gun.  there are 10 year olds that are safer to be around than some adults. 
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by on 10/16/2010 10:56 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
hopeandchangethis Said:
That's because 9 year olds do not drink.
Are you saying all or the majority of accidents involving older people involved alcohol? 

You can't aim a duck to death.

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by on 10/16/2010 10:57 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/28/2002
Location: ND
Isn't hunters safety what a dad teaches their young one starting with pop guns, then to BB guns and so on?  My boys started young and we shoot clay birds alot and they are very safe.

My older boy went through hunters safety in Steele three years ago because Bismarck was full or something.  It was a  two day class and they ran the local boys through  without even having to past the test legitimately, what good was hunters safety to them any way?


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by on 10/16/2010 11:07 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I thought the earliest you could start hunting upland and waterfowl was 11? 9 is to young in my opinion. 9 is bb gun age.
 
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by on 10/16/2010 11:40 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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BB  thats what we use on the geese through the 12ga
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by on 10/17/2010 07:04 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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My son and his friend started at 8 yrs. old, I wouldn't change a thing, we had alot of
fun . These guys are now 20 yrs. old and are good hunters and good workers
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by on 10/17/2010 07:26 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
The kids under 12 only need the certificate and the General Game & Habitat stamp. 
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by on 10/17/2010 07:54 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I am a certified hunters safety instructor and will tell you that most 9-12 year olds should only be hunting under very controlled situations. The majority of them are not mature or capable of handling the opportunities in the field safely!!!   Actually you should probally increase that age to 16 years old!!!  I understand that some children are more mature than others, they just haven't had all the experiences in the field to be safe in all situations, especially pheasant hunting.  I know I don't want to be walking side by side ten yards apart in a CRP field with a 9 year old holding a shotgun when a rooster gets up between us!!   It's really up to the parent to put them in a situation that is safe for everybody and that they can control so the child can learn to be a safe and responsible hunter. The parent also needs to understand this will probally severely limit their opportunities in the field when they are out with the youth!

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by on 10/17/2010 09:19 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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9 yrs. is definitely not too old to start hunting.  The important thing is to make them familiar with the gun with lots of practice emphasizing safety.  Another thing, don't  take him/her out with a large group, especially at first.  Start out taking them hunting in a 1 on 1 environment.  It's safer and will probably be more enjoyable for them.  My dad started taking me out duck hunting when i was 3 and let me carry a shotgun when I was 7 and developed good firearm safety at an early age under his guidance.  Also, make it fun for them and they'll probably be hooked forever.  Good luck!
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by on 10/17/2010 09:21 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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BringingTheRain Said:
I thought the earliest you could start hunting upland and waterfowl was 11? 9 is to young in my opinion. 9 is bb gun age.


Good Man!
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by on 10/17/2010 09:22 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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tearbear Said:

I am a certified hunters safety instructor and will tell you that most 9-12 year olds should only be hunting under very controlled situations. The majority of them are not mature or capable of handling the opportunities in the field safely!!!   Actually you should probally increase that age to 16 years old!!!  I understand that some children are more mature than others, they just haven't had all the experiences in the field to be safe in all situations, especially pheasant hunting.  I know I don't want to be walking side by side ten yards apart in a CRP field with a 9 year old holding a shotgun when a rooster gets up between us!!   It's really up to the parent to put them in a situation that is safe for everybody and that they can control so the child can learn to be a safe and responsible hunter. The parent also needs to understand this will probally severely limit their opportunities in the field when they are out with the youth!

Finally a voice of reason!

Wonderful Reagan quote that says it like it is! "It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
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by on 10/17/2010 09:42 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Doesn't get any better then this guys!!!!My 9 year old has been hunting with me since he has been four years old.  This is the first year that he has been able to shoot.  He lives for it.  He is only allowed to goose hunt at this age which is in a controlled setting. I have had guys (actually friends) that i have hunted with for many years always ask when he was younger why i always bring him along.  They always said cant we just go.  Let me put it this way i no longer hunt with them.  My time with my son spent in the outdoors is way more important to me than anything.  he is learning responsibility and not just being a bump on a log sitting in front of the tv.  He has also gotten his first goose on the last day of early season this year and gotten three since.  and got two ducks on his first duck hunt.  Also the early kids season.  thanks ndgnf for giving these kids the oppurtunity to get up off there butts ad do something with there lives that wil teach them responsibility.  These are just my two cents.
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by on 10/17/2010 09:53 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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hopeandchangethis Said:
papabear Said:
Is it true a 9 year old can hunt pheasants, grouse, ducks and geese without hunterssaftey? If so what does he/she need to do so?
Not a good idea. One mistake and lives will be changed forever.

Each kid has a different level of maturity.   When would you propose getting kids involved?    I tagged along at a young age starting with an unloaded bb gun then a loaded bb gun then a .22lr.     I never shot game birds but it was good practice for safety etc and I'd be allowed to shoot at small game and safe targets.   

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by on 10/17/2010 10:12 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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jesseshunting Said:
Doesn't get any better then this guys!!!!My 9 year old has been hunting with me since he has been four years old.  This is the first year that he has been able to shoot.  He lives for it.  He is only allowed to goose hunt at this age which is in a controlled setting. I have had guys (actually friends) that i have hunted with for many years always ask when he was younger why i always bring him along.  They always said cant we just go.  Let me put it this way i no longer hunt with them.  My time with my son spent in the outdoors is way more important to me than anything.  he is learning responsibility and not just being a bump on a log sitting in front of the tv.  He has also gotten his first goose on the last day of early season this year and gotten three since.  and got two ducks on his first duck hunt.  Also the early kids season.  thanks ndgnf for giving these kids the oppurtunity to get up off there butts ad do something with there lives that wil teach them responsibility.  These are just my two cents.
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by on 10/17/2010 10:19 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
3X - "Each kid has a different level of maturity. "  

Absolutely!   Also different 9 year old had diffferent levels of previousl firearm training and experience by their parents, ranging from nil to darned competent.

Under appropriate situations my kids stater at ?9 or 10?  sitting beside me in a duck blind or sneaking turkeys with unloaded guns till ready to shoot, etc.  My kids and now my grandsons loaded all kinds fo shells at that age, too, with supervision of course.

No one should just give a kid a gun and say "have at it!" with little or no training or supervision.   I think we all agree on that!  But there's no magic age.   Every kid and hunting situation  is different.
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