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

By    |   Monday, 25 May 2015 03:58 PM

Sport hunting is an activity that hunters of all ages can enjoy. Taking children hunting creates educational opportunities for teaching about wildlife conservation, firearm safety, and how to move quietly through the forest environment.

There are a few things to consider before purchasing those permits to allow kids to go hunting in Kentucky, however.

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1. When is It Necessary?
Children less than age 12 do not have to have hunting licenses or permits, except for elk or bear. Between the ages of 12 and 15, youth hunting licenses and permits are available at discounted prices.

2. Safety Precautions
While hunter education is required for purchase of hunting licenses and permits, children are not required to take it until they turn age 12. They are also not permitted to take the course unless they are at least 9 years of age.

During that three-year window, there are numerous opportunities for children to attend and successfully complete the course free of charge

3. Use Protection
Even off the range, sport hunting offers myriad opportunities for injury to eyes and ears, especially in young children who tend to be more prone to damage.

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Make certain to purchase ballistic glasses that fit properly on their faces and over-the-ear protection of the proper size and padding to ensure a comfortable fit during extended wear. After all, it won't protect them if they take it off because it hurts them.

4. Be Colorful

High-visibility orange attire is also a good practice to follow. It minimizes the possibility of anyone becoming separated or lost if they happen to wander off. It also helps avoid the possibility of their slight stature moving through dense growth or underbrush causing them to be mistaken for a game animal by other hunters.

Sharing wildlife conservation and firearm safety are crucial to understanding and appreciation, and it can begin at any age. Taking the kids, or grandkids, hunting is a great activity to do together, for a lifetime.

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

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