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Posted: 9/7/2019 12:49:16 PM EDT
I have a friend that would like to take his kid out small game hunting and was wondering if his kid can use a pellet gun to take game.

His kid is not old enough to take hunters safety, but can he still hunt under the direct supervision of his father?
Link Posted: 9/7/2019 10:34:27 PM EDT
Not sure where the pellet gun falls in for legality, but yes, the kid can hunt with his dad-as in, dad has to be close enough to make sure he's being safe. Taking my daughter out in a couple weeks for youth deer season. For us, her gun will be the only one, and I did confirm with DNR there is no minimum age for the tag.

I'd call a DNR officer in your county and ask about the pellet gun. Based on my experience with vermin though, he'll be better off with a .22 or .410. With vermin you don't care if they get away. Game, you want to eat or stuff it, so you don't want to lose it.
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