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Does any of you guys got little grils that hunt. I got two that are as much different as daylight and dark. My oldest is 11 and loves to go hunting. My younghest is 9 and is as femine as she can be. So I guess I got one tomboy and one little girl. The best part is youth deer season is next weekend I can hardly wait.
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Yep. Youth Season is an opportunity to teach them survival skills. Dont be upset if the younger one doesnt take to it, not all my kids took to hunting but some did.

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I had to learn a bit a patience with my three ( 2 boys and a girl) The boys like to hunt and shoot..My daughter just likes to shoot ( she's 12)

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I agree with Martin, patience is key, don't force the subject. My daughter does it all and is constantly amazing me but I try not to push it. Sometimes it's baby steps and they'll let you know when their ready.

At 10 years old I wouldn't consider my daughter a "tom boy" as she can be a girlie girl but competing she'll give the boys a run. She's grown up camping so when we started bringing her to "deer camp" with her cousins we made it a camping trip.

First we designated the third weekend of the season as "kids weekend" so hunting was not a priority. While there we rode the ATV's and took jeep rides making a game of pointing out the animals we saw, swimming in the creek, slowly shooting the .22's, and a little fishing. She was 6 years old at the time so the first couple of years I didn't have her do long walks up hills, sitting on a stand for hours, etc., making it fun and not boring or hard work. Basically I didn't hunt, but did keep one eye open just in case that rare 5 pointer walked by. ;-)

Now she's hiking and on point with dad, lipping smallmouths on her own, and she's a pretty good shot with the .22. This year before "deer season" she asked if she could shoot a rabbit. I felt that she was ready so at camp I gave her the green light and she made a 75+ yard shot. Nice!! I don't know who was more excited, my daughter or me. Her cousin got his first that same evening as well. They'll be carrying on the family tradition of hunting and fishing I'm sure of it.

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Both of my daughters took their Michigan hunter safety classes several years ago. They got their certificates and that is the last of hunting that I have been able to get out of them.
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I always ask both of mine if they want to hunt ever year and let them make their own decisions. One real good thing my state is doing starting this year  youth's 12 and under get to hunt for free. Hopefully this may make it possible for more kids to get interduced to hunting.
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I have two daughters. They are eleven and seven. My oldest just got her first deer, and the youngest looking forward to turning ten, so she is legal. Any time you can spend with your kids is good time, whether hunting or not. Some do not see any sport in hunting, and have no desire to do so. While I'm happy that both my girls are interested, I would not force it on them. I took them both out shooting at a young age, and they decided it would be more fun to hunt than to shoot boring targets. I couldn't argue that point, and will let them continue to decide if they want to hunt.
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I have two girls and two boys..... the girls (young ladies really) are 20 and 17.  Absolutely no desire to hunt, although I never really included them.  I did get my oldest a .380 last Christmas and she enjoys shooting it although I got a little worried about her not being old enough to have it (she lives in an apartment) so, I still have it here at home.  Kind of stupid I guess!  What are your thoughts on this? 

Both my boys hunt, but the younger one is way more passionate about it! 

Head Hunter....... In Nebraska, you don't have to have a license until you turn 16.  You have to pass a hunter's safety course once you turn 12, but the course is free.  Big game might be different, I can't remember from last year and can't find on website now.  How does it work in KY?

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Youth Deer permits here are the same as adults.... $28.00 for residents.  Small game and upland permits are not needed for youths, so there isn't any charge involved in that.
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In Kentucky resident and nonresident kids under the age of 12 are not required to purchase licenses and permits except the elk lottery application,elk quota hunt permit and out of zone elk permit. Kids have to have completed a hunt safety course by the age of 12 which is also free. After  Christmas we have another free youth weekend when kids 15 and under can hunt for free. Tip69 about the .380 can she legaly own a shotgun something like a 20 gauge. This way she could still have something for home protection. I dread the day when mine move out on there own always having to worry about something happening.
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Actually, Yes she can.... once you turn 18 you can own long guns!  Funny I didn't think of that before.  Might have been thinking about something she could carry in her purse so she would have it walking to and from the car.
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It would be awful hard to get a long gun in a purse. I never consider to and from the car. Heck I live so far back in the wood's about the only thing you got to worry about in the yard is the snakes getting you before you make it to the car.

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