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(Talking Points Memo)   Idaho GOP decides to get a piece of the news cycle from Missouri, approves a measure lowering the big-game hunting age in the state to 10   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 105
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2014-02-14 01:29:54 PM
A 10 year old with a 12 gauge shotgun.  What could possibly go wrong?
 
2014-02-14 01:46:17 PM
I grew up in rural Georgia. I think I was 7 or 8 the first time I went deer hunting.
 
2014-02-14 01:49:34 PM
I don't know what the appropriate age is, but I don't have a problem with kids hunting with adult supervision. TFA says 10-year-olds can already hunt small game with adult supervision. I'd mostly be worried about the kids handling the recoil on the bigger guns.
 
2014-02-14 02:01:21 PM
I was hunting big game at the age of 7-8 anyway.  Me and my trusty PS/2 mouse could wipe out half of the bison from Missouri to Oregon in 20 minutes or less!  XD
 
2014-02-14 02:20:55 PM
I think it's more about the opportunity to win those precious permits for big game. I was hunting deer and elk at age 13 in Arizona. Once my sister and I turned 13, we tripled our family's chances for being drawn for deer and elk permits. I bagged both of them my first year and we filled the freezer, the deep freeze, and ended up giving a lot of meat away. That was a long time ago. I think the legal age in Arizona now is also 10.
 
2014-02-14 04:06:51 PM
Yeah I'm OK with this, too.  I was 10 when I started hunting with a shotgun and bow.
 
2014-02-14 04:13:38 PM
Haven't read the bill in question, but I hope that parental supervision is still required.  Even with proper training from an adult, if things go south, I'd bet that most 10 year olds would freeze up or panic, at least a bit.
 
2014-02-14 04:13:43 PM
On a scale 1-10 on Idaho is still lagging far behind Missouri.

This is a 2, maybe a 3 tops.

Missouri has broken the meter and pushed it to 11.
 
2014-02-14 04:25:05 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Haven't read the bill in question, but I hope that parental supervision is still required.  Even with proper training from an adult, if things go south, I'd bet that most 10 year olds would freeze up or panic, at least a bit.


Yeah, I don't recall when I was allowed to go hunting alone.

I did have to go a gun class and I have to say it was pretty solid.
 
2014-02-14 05:00:08 PM
I went pheasant hunting (20ga) when I was 8. Before that my Dad and Uncle had been teaching me to shoot since I was 6. Hunter's education class when I was 10, and first deer at 12. All of this happened many, many moons ago, so I might be off a year here or there...

I don't have an issue with kids hunting as long as there is adult supervision...the lessons learned are generally more than how to shoot.
 
2014-02-14 05:29:02 PM
Hell, 9 and 10 year olds who bag deer get their pics in the local paper if they send it in.

Nothing to see here.
 
2014-02-14 05:36:04 PM
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No, really. I'm okay with this. Let the little monsters run wild.
 
2014-02-14 05:47:15 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x200]

No, really. I'm okay with this. Let the little monsters run wild.


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2014-02-14 05:52:42 PM
If the bill passes, 10-year olds could hunt big-game animals such as deer, elk, moose, wolves, bears, mountain lions and pronghorn antelope.

What could possibly go wrong?
 
2014-02-14 05:57:35 PM

The_Sponge: Because People in power are Stupid: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x200]

No, really. I'm okay with this. Let the little monsters run wild.

0/10


That's your response? No witty banter. No incredulity?

1/10
 
2014-02-14 05:58:32 PM
I'm OK with this.
 
2014-02-14 06:00:32 PM
This is actually pretty much fine with me, as long as adult supervision is still required.

Kids have gone hunting with their parents since before recorded history, and we at least have the benefit of easier game and better weapons.
 
2014-02-14 06:02:11 PM
Yeah, much ado over nothing. I think you could hunt deer at 12 when I was a kid there, as long as you completed hunter safety and had adult supervision.

Once more, people need to unbunch the panties.
 
2014-02-14 06:03:34 PM
This isn't really a big deal. The kids that will apply for tags are likely already hunting without them anyway.
 
2014-02-14 06:07:18 PM
Lower it to 5. Supervision optional.

Stave off Idiocracy.
 
2014-02-14 06:11:59 PM

The_Sponge: Because People in power are Stupid: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x200]

No, really. I'm okay with this. Let the little monsters run wild.

0/10


You must have ranked your own non-response, Sponge.

I'm okay with this too, thin out the weak links in the gene pool.
 
2014-02-14 06:17:39 PM

fusillade762: If the bill passes, 10-year olds could hunt big-game animals such as deer, elk, moose, wolves, bears, mountain lions and pronghorn antelope.

What could possibly go wrong?


This is the part I think a lot of people are glossing over.
 
2014-02-14 06:22:30 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: I grew up in rural Georgia. I think I was 7 or 8 the first time I went deer hunting.


Oregon Coast here by ten I was romping county roads with a friend and 22s. But guns scury and all must remember!
 
2014-02-14 06:23:55 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: The_Sponge: Because People in power are Stupid: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x200]

No, really. I'm okay with this. Let the little monsters run wild.

0/10

That's your response? No witty banter. No incredulity?

1/10



A lame post with a kid holding a handgun to her head has nothing to do with kids hunting with adult supervision, so my brief response was appropriate.
 
2014-02-14 06:28:32 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: A 10 year old with a 12 gauge shotgun.  What could possibly go wrong?


I was deer hunting w a 12 guage at 8.
Got my first gun for xmas at 10. Peepaw's 20 guage single shot. Gave it to my nephew when he was 10. He'llgive it to his son one day.
 
2014-02-14 06:29:52 PM
I think I was 6-7 the first time i went deer hunting in OKlahoma, so meh.
 
2014-02-14 06:35:32 PM
Big whoop.
 
2014-02-14 06:43:57 PM
Learning to kill is a part of every child's development.
 
2014-02-14 06:49:09 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: A 10 year old with a 12 gauge shotgun.  What could possibly go wrong?


Because it's Idaho assuming its elk, bear or bison and you don't go after any of those with a 12 gauge.....
 
2014-02-14 07:04:38 PM
As a pot smoking hippie, gay-rights loving, obamacare supporting, science is the only truth, liberal I'd like to say

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I've probably have more kills then most of the gun nuts on Fark as well because dammit, natural selection made some really tasty animals.
 
2014-02-14 07:09:27 PM
Um whats the big deal,  This means that kids can go hunting with their fathers.
 
2014-02-14 07:12:25 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: I grew up in rural Georgia. I think I was 7 or 8 the first time I went deer hunting.


Rural Washington.  Was packing a 30-30 through the woods hunting deer with my dad when I was 8.

What's the big deal here?
 
2014-02-14 07:29:52 PM

dennysgod: As a pot smoking hippie, gay-rights loving, obamacare supporting, science is the only truth, liberal I'd like to say

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I've probably have more kills then most of the gun nuts on Fark as well because dammit, natural selection made some really tasty animals.


So. Much. This. I'm pretty much the personification of "long-haired-hippie-type-pinko-commie-librul" and I don't see a problem.

/started deer and elk hunting in the rural PNW at age 8 with grandpa's hand-me-down Model 1898 30-40 Krag
 
2014-02-14 07:34:50 PM
Just wait until some kid decides go on a big game spree in Boise frightening dozens.
 
2014-02-14 07:36:30 PM
Borderline gun-grabber here, but I grew up in Idaho. Guns and hunting are an essential part of the social fabric there. We had to take a mandatory gun safety class in 7th grade. I had a .22, and one of my first jobs was at a trap and skeet club (which is where I personally lost my affection for guns - too many surly drunk assholes with 12-gauges acting tough for my taste). I don't have any problem with this, and frankly I'm a little bit surprised to learn that this wasn't already allowed.

However, I do oppose children being permitted to get drunk and shoot up highway signs. The minimum age for that in Idaho has always been fifteen, and I would strongly object to any measure that lowers it.
 
2014-02-14 07:45:08 PM

Saiga410: Just wait until some kid decides go on a big game spree in Boise frightening dozens.


You're a farking riot.
 
2014-02-14 07:50:16 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: A 10 year old with a 12 gauge shotgun.  What could possibly go wrong?


Probably the same things that would go wrong with an adult dumb enough to hunt big game with a shotgun, I'd imagine.
 
2014-02-14 07:59:52 PM
Liberal as shiat and I think guns are generally farking retarded, but I shot a deer with a 30/30 at 11 in hillbilly upstate new york so it's not like it's that strange.

If anything though, making your kids hunt should be some kind of child cruelty by boredom charge.
 
2014-02-14 08:16:29 PM
Big game?  They got lions and rhinos in farking Missouri?
 
2014-02-14 08:18:15 PM
Better a sober 10-year-old than a drunk TEAbagger spraying .223 rounds.
 
2014-02-14 08:19:46 PM
Did I miss the part in the article where it mentioned whether children will be required to have adult supervision while packing heat?
 
2014-02-14 08:23:03 PM
I killed my first deer when I was ten. It was delicious.

/shrug
 
2014-02-14 08:49:11 PM

Warlordtrooper: Um whats the big deal,  This means that kids can go hunting with their fathers.


Now that you mention it... do women hunt? I'm asking because I've honestly never met a wonam who hunts.
 
2014-02-14 08:56:10 PM
DeltaPunch

Now that you mention it... do women hunt? I'm asking because I've honestly never met a wonam who hunts.

Yes, women hunt. I know several.
 
2014-02-14 08:56:55 PM

Warlordtrooper: Um whats the big deal, This means that kids can go hunting with their fathers.

-Oedipus
 
2014-02-14 09:13:49 PM

Jim_Callahan: Grand_Moff_Joseph: A 10 year old with a 12 gauge shotgun.  What could possibly go wrong?

Probably the same things that would go wrong with an adult dumb enough to hunt big game with a shotgun, I'd imagine.


What the fark are you taking about, a 12 gauge slug can take down a polar bear...
 
2014-02-14 09:19:06 PM
Get 'em trained early, so when ya'll finally take on the guv'mint, little Jimmy can cover you while you run in Walmart for more ammo.

YEE-HAW!!!
 
2014-02-14 09:20:12 PM
I don't see a problem with this at all. They'll have an adult with them anyway.
 
2014-02-14 09:28:08 PM
So the kid gets to respect nature and weapons while also learning weapon and survival skills?

Sounds horrible.
 
2014-02-14 09:31:43 PM
Meh. Though a 10 year old with a shotgun vs. a mountain lion could end up being spectacular.
 
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