Hunting: How Young Is Too Young?

Carly Brasseux // September 18

What’s the appropriate age for a kid to start hunting? From my experience, most people throw around the ages 7, 8 and 9. But why are these the ages most people assume a child is ready to hunt? Is there even a “right” age?

A kid can go on their first hunt when they are emotionally ready to see a harvest, not at a certain age. At what age can a child comprehend death, the finality of it and the reasons behind a harvest? When your child (or grandkid!) reaches THAT age, he or she is ready. But, prior to that age, the child should be emotionally and mentally be prepared through exposure to the concepts behind hunting. 

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About the Author

Carly Brasseux

Carly Brasseux is a determined and passionate freelance outdoor writer, published author, business owner and social media/marketing consultant based in Texas. In a world where women are the fastest growing segment of the hunting population, she is a major proponent of those women wanting to learn more about the outdoors and hunting. Her handle, Miss Pursuit, is an expression of her enthusiasm for all things outdoors, from educating women through her experiences learning to hunt over the last decade, to getting out with her kids to explore the wild. Her expertise in social media and marketing, as well as her vast network of people in the outdoor industry, have given her the influence to make an impact for years to come. Member of the Mule Deer Foundation, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Stewards of the Wild and the Texas Wildlife Association.