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Offline RemingtonMike

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Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« on: April 04, 2011, 08:46:27 PM »
I'd like to know what the minimum solo hunting age for Washington is i have completed my hunter safety course and want to mostly hunt small game.

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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 08:51:25 PM »
I'm pretty sure that Washington is one of the few states that still does not have a minimum solo hunting age..
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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 09:37:33 PM »
When I was a kid the minimum age was 14 but now there isn't a minimum age, unless they just recently passed a new law that I haven't heard about.

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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 09:51:22 PM »
There is no legal minimum age in Washington.
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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 09:52:21 PM »
Just have to pass hunters ed and they are good to go, Any age
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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 09:55:54 PM »
If you go on a youth permit hunt you have to be accompanied by an adult, I know that.

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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 10:23:21 PM »
No minimum age if you have your hunter safety card.
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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 07:54:21 PM »
If you go on a youth permit hunt you have to be accompanied by an adult, I know that.

Same with youth hunts for birds such as the youth waterfowl hunt.

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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 08:52:57 PM »
This came up a couple of years ago with a buddie and I.  Seemed to us that years ago it was 11 with a shotgun and 14 rifle.  one day he was going by an minimart and there were 11 wdfw enforcement trucks.  (yeah 11 in one place - good use of our $)  NONE of them new the answer.  A few days later the seagent called him and the answer is :

There is no minimum age:  it was changed some years ago.

So feel free to give a  youngster a gun and turn them loose.  Not that most would do that, but would seem to most reasonable adults that there should be rules for the idiots.
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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 03:30:15 PM »
This came up a couple of years ago with a buddie and I.  Seemed to us that years ago it was 11 with a shotgun and 14 rifle.  one day he was going by an minimart and there were 11 wdfw enforcement trucks.  (yeah 11 in one place - good use of our $)  NONE of them new the answer.  A few days later the seagent called him and the answer is :

There is no minimum age:  it was changed some years ago.

So feel free to give a  youngster a gun and turn them loose.  Not that most would do that, but would seem to most reasonable adults that there should be rules for the idiots.


So are you calling me an idiot?
And I'm not clueless I know what I'm doing I dont even hunt with a round in the chamber, its on safety, the barrel is always up or down and I've always waited until I know what I'm shooting at before I pull the trigger

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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 04:00:17 PM »
Wow...a little touchy? Don't think I would have taken it that way. However, there are quite a few of them out there.

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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 04:14:18 PM »
Think you took what I said completley wrong.

Point that I was making is that it would be reaonable for there to be some sort of rule on such a thing.  Surely you would agree that there are parents that do not monitor their kids - whether it is hunitng or anything else, they are out there. At least if it was in the hunting rules it sets a base-line.  Afterall if it was in the book, you would not have had to ask the question in the first place.  Not that I am for a bunch of rules, but this one seems to be reasonable. 
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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 04:26:45 PM »
Yeah I guess I did sorry

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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 08:46:33 PM »
no one should want them changing hunting laws against hunters in any way, once they change one they will want to change more, im 14 an hunt alone alot, i just started breaking off from my dad when i was like 11 and if most kids are like i was, as soon as i got away from him i was more cautious and aware just all around, i guess i was out of my comfort zone... not sure

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Re: Minimum solo hunting age in WA
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2011, 02:41:23 PM »
I believe its up to the parents and the kids maturity level. Some kids could be ready as soon as 12 or 13 others should never go alone.
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