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Best out of state hunt for young hunter

Has anyone here taken a young hunter on an out of state hunt? My son is 9 and we just got the ok from mom to go on a hunt. It will be in 2 years so he will be 11. Anyone have any experience with this? Ideas on outfitters, states, etc.
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Re: Best out of state hunt for young hunter

Try a close state first like VA or WV...Both have websites you can go over their nonresident youth programs...Both have huge National Forests just south of Pennsylvania..
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Re: Best out of state hunt for young hunter

I am in the same boat as you pabuckkiller. My son is 9 and we are looking at going maybe next year on a trip. One issue is I don't want him to miss school to do it which is a problem since alot of hunting seasons occur during school. I am kicking around the idea of doing a deer and/or hog hunt over Christmas vacation down south where it is warm. The other option is a hog hunt down south in the summer, but it is pretty hot then.

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Re: Best out of state hunt for young hunter

All depends what you are hunting for? Whitetails right here in Pa.Good mentor program.
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Iím assuming you want to hunt Whitetails and that youíre looking for an outfitted hunt.

If so, IMO you canít beat a southern for a youngster. There is either no minimum age or it is very young. The seasons are long so itís possible to fit a hunt into the school schedule. The fall weather is mild, and even if you go late the weather is relatively comfortable. The pace is relaxed. The stands are large and many can accommodate 2 people, all stands have a 360 degree shooting rest for a steady shot and even the open stands (as opposed to shooting houses) have a skirt surround to help hide the movements of squiggly young kids. If you go for a week you will see and have shooting at deer. The limits are generous so you can hunt all week even if youíre on a lucky streak. On most hunts you have a chance for a ďpoor manís grizzlyĒ (wild hog). And the hunts arenít extremely expensive.

There are many outfits in all of the southern states, and some very good ones. Everybody here knows who my favorite is so I wonít repeat it here. If you are interested, I did an extensive post for another member in the Outfitters forum just a week ago. Itís currently on page two I believe .Iíd also be happy to pm you as well. Iíve also heard good things about Lily Pond in North Carolina, and I just read posts on here in the last day or so with good things to say about Cypress Creek in South Carolina and White Oak Plantation in Alabama.

If instead youíre looking to DIY, burk and hunter-2 made good suggestions above.

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Re: Best out of state hunt for young hunter

Just realized the post I was referring to was started by someone else, here's the link:

https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbt...17#Post2574817
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Whatever you choose, be sure to do your homework, some states require a valid HTE card for non-residents.

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Pa ... Tried sending you a pm... But your mail box is full.. So pm me....
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Re: Best out of state hunt for young hunter

If you want to see a lot of game & come home with a trophy, I'd go to Texas, but it's not cheap. For just plain fun & meat in the freezer, I'd go to Florida or Georgia for a hog hunt.

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Re: Best out of state hunt for young hunter

In Maine, kids can hunt at 10 years old. A lot of baited bear hunts are 90% success rate. Probably $1500-2000. I have also been looking at Canada. Technically, the kid wouldn't be old enough for his own license, but you could buy the license and have one bear tag and one rifle between the two of you. Same deal on success but their hunts are in the spring and the season goes until late June so he wouldn't miss out on school. A lot of places have outstanding fishing as well.

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