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    Default Min. age to Hunt Deer in PA

    What is the minimum age for deer hunting in PA. My boy will be 11 in November this year, and I would accompany him. BTW, we are VA residents, but want to hunt in PA as we know somebody who has 160 acres there.

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    Default Re: Min. age to Hunt Deer in PA

    Edited out wrong info---thanks gnbrotz
    Last edited by Guns4Fun; April 11th, 2009 at 11:06 AM.

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    Default Re: Min. age to Hunt Deer in PA

    Quote Originally Posted by Guns4Fun View Post
    Best i can remember it is 12--with a hunters safety course required first. He could still hunt with you but he could not shoot the deer. Another words he could walk around with you.
    That's only to obtain a license themselves. Under 12 can hunt under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program.
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    Default Re: Min. age to Hunt Deer in PA

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    That's only to obtain a license themselves. Under 12 can hunt under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program.

    I stand corrected. Thank you. Sorry for the wrong info. I did not realize they started the mentoring program in 06.

    Thanks again--and sorry for the misinformation.

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    Default Re: Min. age to Hunt Deer in PA

    Also, the mentored youth hunt is only good when the Adult is a licensed hunter, and that person must carry the weapon until the hunters are on stand.

    It is also for antlered deer only, not antlerless (doe) regardless of licensing.

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    Default Re: Min. age to Hunt Deer in PA

    Quote Originally Posted by huntr70 View Post
    Also, the mentored youth hunt is only good when the Adult is a licensed hunter, and that person must carry the weapon until the hunters are on stand.

    It is also for antlered deer only, not antlerless (doe) regardless of licensing.
    Just to clarify, only antlered deer can be taken (no doe) when hunting deer, but other species are included in the program, so it's not stricly a "antlered deer only" opportunity.
    What Species Can Be Taken By a Youth Participating in the Program?
    The species identified as legal for the Mentored Youth Hunting Program are squirrels, woodchucks (groundhogs), antlered deer, spring gobbler and coyotes.
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    Default Re: Min. age to Hunt Deer in PA

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    Just to clarify, only antlered deer can be taken (no doe) when hunting deer, but other species are included in the program, so it's not stricly a "antlered deer only" opportunity.
    Correct............I was just specifing since the OP said "deer hunting".

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