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  • DEER HUNTING and a 7 YEAR OLD --your opinion ??????

    heres scenario

    a family owns 100 acres, surrounded by other deer hunters land.

    the family has 8 hunters with guns on their land.

    hunters on the other land surrounding.

    DO YOU FEEL A 7 YEAR OLD GIRL AND A 11 YEAR OLD GIRL SHOULD BE OUT IN WOODS MAKING DRIVES FOR THE OTHER HUNTERS????

    i say no, to much a risk of being shot. they are young kids, and i say if anything happened, it would be parents fault.

    the people i know say

    1. like they should stay in house or yard all weekend.

    2. the kids wanted to be out in woods.

    YOUR OPINIONS ????????

  • #2
    What the children want in this affair should have no weight at all. It's dangerous for seasoned hunters, and adding children into a active, congested hunting area is making things even more dangerous.

    Too late to do anything about it when the child lays shot. Best to just think ahead and keep the kids at home.

    This is not about how well the kids handle safety issues or rifles, etc.

    Jim Burnes

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    • #3
      Kid's are kid's. They need to be told sometimes, "sorry little Jenny, you can't go outside this time of the year. I don't want to pull a bullet out of you when you come home"

      Keep the kids safe!
      Education is nothing without experience to back it up.

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      • #4
        Having been shot while driving for a shoot aged 15 I would sugest that is not appropriate for young kids to take part.

        It's just not safe.

        I was lucky I was hit at long range by shot gun pellets while driving pheasants. It ruined my jacket !!

        Mac
        Si vis pacem, para bellum

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        • #5
          "DO YOU FEEL A 7 YEAR OLD GIRL AND A 11 YEAR OLD GIRL SHOULD BE OUT IN WOODS MAKING DRIVES FOR THE OTHER HUNTERS????"

          Depends on the kids.Depends on the hunters. In my part of the country kids go hunting all the time.

          According to your logic, the kids are taking their life in their hands. If that was true, we'd hear of "kids" getting shot by hunters all the time. It simply dosent happen that way, in fact, Here its been over 20 years since a kid was shot in my county.

          "I was lucky I was hit at long range by shot gun pellets while driving pheasants. It ruined my jacket !!"

          Forgive me, but my BS monitor went off.If the pellets had sufficient force to "ruin" your jacket, they would have stuck in your hide. Did they do that ?
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          • #6
            born and raised in NYC so i have to ask this...what does "drive" mean?

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            • #7
              10-13,

              To drive means searching a district for game, to chase them, preferably toward the hunters.

              Nell
              When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine yourself....

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              • #8
                I think 7 is too young.

                I grew up in a place that actually gave us the first day of deer season off of school. And I refer to getting your first hunting license at age 12 as the redneck bar mitvah......but I'd vote no on 7 year olds.

                It was a simple fact of life where I grew up. During hunting season, you didn't get to play in the woods or many of the fields.

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                • #9
                  If my memory serves me correctly, there is very little underbrush in the South making it easier to see children walking around the woods. In the mountains of the Northwest I believe it is the opposite, so the answer to your question would depend on what part of the country you're talking about. Personally, if I had small children, I would not want them in the woods with all those crazy city slickers who go to the mountains once a year to hunt Bamby.

                  I agree, 7 yrs. old is way too young.

                  Nell

                  [ 11-28-2001: Message edited by: Neltja ]
                  When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine yourself....

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                  • #10
                    Yes I was injured, the comment about my jacket was supposed to be light hearted.

                    Mac
                    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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                    • #11
                      Driving game with other hunters (i.e. not the ones in your party) around makes me cringe as you have no idea how stupid/smart they are. I would definitely say no to having the kids along while doing it.

                      To get the kids involved, how about setting up a tree stand somewhere and having them sit right next to you? Even better take them out before hunting season to watch/take some pictures to show them that hunting is not just about the killing, but about enjoying the outdoors.
                      Graeme

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                      • #12
                        "DO YOU FEEL A 7 YEAR OLD GIRL AND A 11 YEAR OLD GIRL SHOULD BE OUT IN WOODS MAKING DRIVES FOR THE OTHER HUNTERS????"


                        Depends.. Would you let them go out if they were 7 yr and 11 yr old boys?
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                        • #13
                          I've been hunting since 5th or 6th grade which would be about 11 years old. Drives are dangerous because usually the hunters are set up on the edge of a woods or near a clearing. The people making the drive walk towards the waiting hunters through the brush or trees with the intendtion of driving or chasing the game toward the waiting hunters. This is an ambush situation where shots could potentially be made back towards the drivers.

                          We would drive pheasants by taking turns waiting at the end of a long field. Pheasants will run rather than fly. When they felt trapped they would fly and then the hunter would have a shot. BUT that was with shotguns using #6 birdshot. Deer drives using slugs or rifles would be too dangerous for me to endanger my kids safety.
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                          • #14
                            some people have given the argument of bright orange ????

                            EVERY YEAR, EVERY DEER HUNTER WHOSE SHOT IS WEARING ORANGE !!!!

                            Silly.

                            thanks for replies all

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                            • #15
                              I began hunting with my dad when I was 4. My daughter began hunting with ME when she was 4.

                              But...*I* stayed WITH my dad, on his stand(or walked BESIDE him with my BB gun when quail hunting), as did my daughter with me. To permit a 7 OR 11 year old CHILD to actually participate in the DRIVE itself, is 'iffy', IMO.
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