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Hunting in Mississippi: 4 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Your Kids

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 10:58 AM

Regulations for obtaining a hunting permit for kids varies from state to state, and hunting in Mississippi as a youth requirements may include completing a hunter education course among others.

Upholding hunting traditions and passing down an appreciation for conservation efforts are just two of the reasons parents and grandparents enjoy sharing a love of hunting with their kids or grandkids.

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There’s even a company in Mississippi that has a program called “My First Hunt,” which organizes a hunting trip for families that ends with planting a tree together to commemorate the experience.

Here are four things to know before applying for a hunting permit for your kids:

1. Age Requirement

Children under 12 years of age do not need to complete the hunter education course to obtain a hunting license, but after age12, kids must have a hunting license to hunt alone. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older when hunting at all times.

2. Hunter Education Course
Children can hunt without completing the hunter education course two ways: first, any child under age 12 is not required to have a hunting license and therefore not required to complete the hunter education course.

Second, if a child is under the age of 16, they do not need to complete the hunter education course if they are with a licensed hunter over 21 years old at all times during the excursion. In addition, children must be at least 10-years-old in order to take the hunter education course.

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3. Documentation

Kids 16 and older must have a state driver’s license in order to purchase a hunting license in Mississippi. If under age 16 or the child does not have a driver’s license yet, children can purchase what is called a “voluntary Youth Exempt license by providing their social security number along with a copy of their parent/legal guardians driver’s license to establish residency,” according to eRegulations. Licenses can also be purchased online.

4. Lifetime License
If you want to give your child the gift of hassle-free hunting, you can purchase a hunting license in Mississippi as long as you have been a resident of the state for at least 18 months. Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for ages 13 and older are about $1000 and only about $500 for children under 13-years-old. For a non-resident, Mississippi Native Lifetime license for any age, the cost is about $1500.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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