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

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 09:49 PM

Taking your children hunting offers an opportunity for you to spend time together and to teach them about wildlife, nature, and sportsmanship. In Rhode Island, hunting is open to children provided they meet the same eligibility requirements as adults.

If they do, they can hunt both big and small game, including deer, turkey, and coyote. Before introducing your children to hunting, make sure they know basic safety procedures and understand the importance of hunting ethically.

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Hunting with your kids can be a valuable learning opportunity, according to the U.S. Sportmen’s Alliance, especially if you let them participate by handling tasks such as following tracks or setting out decoys.

Here are four criteria your children must meet before qualifying for a hunting license in Rhode Island:

1. They must meet minimum age requirements.

In Rhode Island, children can obtain a junior hunting license at age 14, if they have completed a hunter education course, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. However, they can only hunt under the supervision of a licensed adult age 21 or older. Minors can hunt unsupervised at age 15 provided they meet all of the other licensing requirements.

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2. They must complete hunter education.

Anyone who hasn’t previously obtained a Rhode Island hunting license must pass a hunter education course to qualify, including children. The state does not require children to be a certain age to take the course, but the state’s Department of Environmental Management said they must be old enough to comprehend the course material, participate in field activities and pass a written exam. The course, which is free, includes at least 10 hours of classroom instruction.

3. They need a separate license for bowhunting.

If your child wants to hunt with a bow and arrow, he or she must complete an eight-hour bowhunting education course and obtain a license specifically for archery.

4. You’ll pay more if your child is not a resident.

According to the Providence City Clerk’s office, to qualify for a resident hunting license, which costs less than a nonresident license, your child must have lived in Rhode Island for at least six months.

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

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