Re: Appropriate Hunting age
First check the laws in your state. In Texas there is no law concerning what age a child may hunt.
It depends on the kid and if they want to and are able to handle the responsibility of handling a gun. I got a BB gun when I was around 8. I was shooting friends before then. I got my Ithaca #51 Featherweight 12ga when I was 11 and my Marlin #60 .22 the next year I think.
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that. Shane
Nemo me impune lacesset
We recall the case of the Shoshone war band which showed up complete with one 30-30 rifle per man the week after Pearl Harbor, and simply wanted to have the enemy pointed out to them. "We hear there's a war going on and we want to go fight it." Jeff Cooper