License Question

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by APS, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. APS

    APS Fawn

    Kids under the age of 12 are not required to have a hunting license. I have a son that will turn 12 in this fall. Is he exempt from needing a license for the entire season or do I need to purchase him a license when he turns 12??

    If anyone know I would appreciate some feedback.

    APS
     
  2. greenskeeter

    greenskeeter Cyber-Hunter

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  3. grouseguy

    grouseguy Cyber-Hunter

    Unless I am mistaken (I've seen no changes to the contrary), but for many years a child must have a JUNIOR HUNTING LICENSE up until they are 16, then they are required to purchase an adult license. At no time in the recent past (with the exception of special "free" weekends, etc.) have children been exempt from having to purchase a "hunting license".
     
  4. droopy

    droopy 10 pointer

    according to the dept website 16 and under are required jr hunting lic.12 and under are lic exempt begging in 2008.
     
  5. ril7572

    ril7572 Cyber-Hunter

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    Not exactly. Under 12 are exempt. Hunters 12 and older must purchase a licence.

    To answer the original question. According to the hunting guide, he would need a licence when he turns 12.
     
  6. grouseguy

    grouseguy Cyber-Hunter

    I stand corrected ... this was news to me.
     
  7. top_sgt

    top_sgt 6 pointer

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    don't forget the hunter education/safety class as well!!!
     
  8. ril7572

    ril7572 Cyber-Hunter

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    Hunters under 12 are also exempt from hunters ed.
     
  9. They would still need to purchase tags for deer and turkey right?
     
  10. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

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    Frankly I would say the decision would lie up to you. I mean, how would they know that he turned 12--ask to see his license?
     
  11. ril7572

    ril7572 Cyber-Hunter

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    Youth under age 12 can hunt without purchasing licence or permits.

    KDFW made this change to make it easier to get youth hunters in the field.
     

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