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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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My son wants to Hunt!

Hello all. My name is Vince and I live in Northeast Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County). My son is 11 years old this year and I want to get him hunting. He actually asked me to take him. The thing is, I've never been much of a hunter my adult life; I'm 46 now. I did some archery deer hunting in my late teens, and some small game and turkey and deer in my late teens through my mid 20's. I haven't hunted since. When I did hunt back then, I had experience hunting friends with me.

So with that, does anyone have any advice on how and where I should start with him? I'm thinking small game or Turkey? What would be a good firearm to purchase? Any and all advice would be very helpful. Thanks.

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He should take his hunter safety course and i would go with squirrels. Plenty of them and and a 20 gauge would work. He can also do pheasants and rabbits with it.
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He should take his hunter safety course and i would go with squirrels. Plenty of them and and a 20 gauge would work. He can also do pheasants and rabbits with it.
Thank you. He's ll years old. Wont be 12 until July next year. Can he take that class now? I was going to get him that Mentor license.
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He can take it at 11. Go to the PA game commission website. Look under Hunter and Trapper education. You will find a section that will tell you when and where classes will be available in your area. Good Luck with everything.
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Hi everyone. My son and I went on our very first hunt together today! Very awesome!! Went out for squirrel and Rabbit. Saw a couple of squirrel but missed. But it will be something I'll never forget. He loved it and we are looking forward to going out again.

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Very cool
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Awesome!
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That's great, congrats!
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the smiles on your faces says it all. that was just the beginning of many trips to come. enjoy.
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