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Re: YOUTH HUNTING PROGRAMS 2018/10/14 14:07:19 (permalink)
And those two calibers still can cause flinching.

Curious why you support a program that invites abuse of power. PGC has prosecuted such cases.
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Re: YOUTH HUNTING PROGRAMS 2018/10/14 16:25:21 (permalink)
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I 10000% believe a 5 year old cannot hold a rifle with the proper technique to humanly harvest a deer


What percentage of adults who are out on the first day of gun season do you reckon can hold a rifle with the proper technique to humanely harvest a deer?

Judging by the number of multiple shot volleys I hear, I'm gonna guess the percentage ain't real stellar.
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Re: YOUTH HUNTING PROGRAMS 2018/10/14 17:30:46 (permalink)
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Curious why you support a program that invites abuse of power. PGC has prosecuted such cases.



No worse than anything else. Law breakers will break the law. How many folks buy a license for the wife and use her tags? How many folks shoot two deer before tagging the first one? 
 
We should not let the bad folks drive policy. Imagine if we let what bad folks do with guns drive gun policy? 

My rifle is a black rifle
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Re: YOUTH HUNTING PROGRAMS 2018/10/14 18:56:40 (permalink)
To each their own when it comes to guns and young kids. I have a grandson 5 and I wouldn't let him shoot a BB gun yet. He's good and he listens when he" isn't occupied" but he's still 5. Call me old fashion...whatever.... but if something went wrong handling guns I would never forgive myself .To me there's no hurry yet ,so I'll just let him enjoy his childhood. I'll play it safe and wait till he's more mature and has a better span of attention with guns and crossbows.....until then we'll just keep fishing and playing !  
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Re: YOUTH HUNTING PROGRAMS 2018/10/15 07:33:28 (permalink)
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To each their own when it comes to guns and young kids. I have a grandson 5 and I wouldn't let him shoot a BB gun yet. He's good and he listens when he" isn't occupied" but he's still 5. Call me old fashion...whatever.... but if something went wrong handling guns I would never forgive myself .To me there's no hurry yet ,so I'll just let him enjoy his childhood. I'll play it safe and wait till he's more mature and has a better span of attention with guns and crossbows.....until then we'll just keep fishing and playing !  

 
Yes. I would agree to each their own.
 
As a parent, grandparent, uncle etc.... we should each be able to decide when the right time is to allow a kid to participate in such as good, wholesome activity as hunting. Let the guardians decide when the right time is. Some may feel the right time is 10, 6, or 14. The fact of the matter is the earlier it is, the more likely the kid will continue on with in. 
 

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Re: YOUTH HUNTING PROGRAMS 2018/10/15 16:36:56 (permalink)
I let my kids start with the mentor hunting when they were 8 and 10.  They are now 10 and 12.  I just retook HTE with my daughter this past fall.  
 
I should have started them out even earlier.  They both shoot a .243, .257 and and AR-15 just fine....
 
Now, they are using a X-gun in archery...... 
Hopefully they will finally score this year.
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