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2014 Youth Season Questions
Posted: 29 September 2014 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Well only really one question I guess, what the requirements of the youth hunter to get an OTC tag for the Youth Season? Any and all feedback is appreciated, thank you.

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Posted: 29 September 2014 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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IBB, How old is the kid that will be hunting? Is this their 1st year??

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Posted: 29 September 2014 09:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Freak, the kid is 8 years old. Not only his first year hunting, but his first hunt ever

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Posted: 30 September 2014 03:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I think my grandson had to have his Hunters safety certificate with him to get the OTC permit.  That was three years ago.  He’s shot a buck with his muzzleloader each year.  At 13, he is now a seasoned vet.

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Posted: 30 September 2014 07:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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IBB:  Youth Deer information is found here:  http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/deer/Pages/YouthFirearmDeerHunting.aspx

Without having passed a Hunter Safety Class, an Apprentice Hunter License may be obtained. 

Apprentice License Information:  The purpose of the Apprentice License Program shall be to extend limited hunting privileges, in lieu of obtaining a valid hunting license, to persons interested in learning about hunting sports.

Provides that an Apprentice Hunter License may be issued to a person of any age.
  Youth under the age of 18 years old must be supervised by a validly licensed resident or nonresident parent, guardian, or grandparent. 
  Provides that a person with an Apprentice Hunter License who is 18 years of age or older must be supervised by a validly licensed resident or nonresident       hunter who is 21 years of age or older. 
  The Apprentice License shall be a one-time, non-renewable license that shall expire on March 31st of the following year.

I hope this helps.  Tom

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Posted: 30 September 2014 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you tom for the info.

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Posted: 30 September 2014 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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There is also a new youth hunting license out this year were and any resident youth under the age of 16 may buy this license without taking the hunter safety course as long as he is hunting with parent grandparent or gaurdian. I bought this license for my son along with youth firearm tags and combination archery tags. You can buy this license every year till he turns 16 then he would have to take hunters safety course. I wish him luck and hope that you both have a great time….nothing better than taking ur kids hunting its better than shooting a deer yourself.

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Posted: 30 September 2014 10:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hey thanks a lot for all the info gentlemen! I think I’m going to try the apprentice license for him this year so we have a whole year to worry about getting a safety course in, intead of a week. Nothing would make me (or him for that matter) happier than him getting a deer. Thanks again, best of luck to everyone out there this year! Here’s to safe and happy hunting!

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