Originally Posted by NYLES
Thats a shame kids cant big game hunt till they are 12....CRAZY if you ask me!
It's the same up here in Alberta. It was only this year that they changed the law to allow rifle hunting at 12.
Used to be that they could bow hunt at 12 then when 13 they could rifle hunt. I always thought it was weird that the law made them hunt the first year with a more difficult tool. I always thought it would be better to give them rifle hunting at 12, even if only to take a doe. It would at least get them excited having taken an animal, rather than have them bow hunt and possibly get a bit discouraged.
Anyway I'm happy it's changed.