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what age did you start bowhunting?

  • less than 10

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  • 10

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  • 11

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  • 12

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  • 18 or older

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· Smilin' Bob
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Seems there's a trend to make kids older before they can start. What age did you start?

I was 12 before I could legally big game hunt.
 

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I started at 12 when I lived in Colorado. What a way to start out hunting mulies and elk. Never connected but was a great time:darkbeer:
 

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I guess that makes me a late starter.I did'nt come from a family that hunted.I got into small game hunting on my own as a teenager.But then when I was about 21 or 22 some buddies from work introduced me to deer hunting.I got lucky I guess,I shot my first deer on myfirst hunt on opening day with a shot gun.Been hooked ever since.Took up bow hunting the follwing year.And now I'd rather bow hunt then anything.
 

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I started at 18 no teachers for me, dad gun hunts only, Grandpa was an archer but gone buy then. I started my brothers at 17, and at 15. 15 year old scored on a 100" buck first year.
 

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well in ny legal bowhunting aged for any big game is 14 yrs and 16 for gun. but i have been smallgame hunting with a bow since i was 12.
 

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I started hunting when i was 24 with a rifle and 27 with a bow. This is my third season with a bow. I got my first bow when I was 12 took the hunters safety class that year but never made it into the woods. Family didn't hunt and I didn't have anyone to take me out so it wasn't until twelve years later that my boss talked me into getting a license. so if you know a kid that might be interested take them out. i know i would have appreciated it when I was a kid.
 

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I was 10 when I killed my 1st hog was the first thing I killed other than dove, shot him with an old bear recurve, I still own and shoot. some things you just shouldnt change.
 

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my first hunting season was when i was 12, i went with my dad the year before just to watch, i cant wait till next year, my decade hunting season, i am hoping to do something special next year.
 
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