BURTON, MI -- It didn't take long for Gabriella Gunnell to nab her first deer this hunting season, and for the 8-year-old third grader, it only took two shots for her to take down a doe on her very first hunting trip as a licensed hunter.
Under lokking Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Mentored Youth Hunting Programhunters under the age of 10 are allowed to hunt with a licensed mentor who is at least 21 years old. Gabriella isn't the youngest hunter to bring in a deer to be processed, but she is close.Women Seeking Casual Sex Atherton California
While Gabriella and her family were elated on their return trip from Bad Axe, readers were divided on whether allowing such young children to hunt was a safe choice. Commenter packanimal did not agree with the new youth hunting program:.
I also do not consider deer to be 'small game' in the small game group of selected animals. Especially when Gabriella stated her deer was twice the size of a buck at the processing plant I am certain these parents think their child is well versed in handling a gun, but there is much more teachings that go along with the use of firearms than just shooting and killing something.
It is a big responsibility to own, shoot and kill something. Are the parents sure she is ready to handle the mental and emotional aspect of hunting? Wookie shared similar concerns about the age of Gabriella and hunters like her:. I've hunted since I was 14, but I learned a lot in those six years that allowed me to hunt Ringold OK milf personals lot more responsibly.Trenton Girls Needing Some Easy Cash
I would suggest that the DNR would allow small game or migratory bird hunting for youth hunters. There are far fewer hunters and it would be considerably safer because they aren't shooting high powered rifles.
Under the new mentoring program, the youth hunters are not required to take a hunter's safety class before going out into the woods. Commenter shanedr felt that was an glrl by the DNR:.
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There is mentoring and there is putting young people into hunting too early. The program has gone too far in my opinion. There were some readers who saw the good the mentoring program could do, like bodrellwho thinks the program can help young hunters learn as they mature:.
Burton Michigan girl looking for some excitment m is nothing wrong with exulting over a Sexy lady want nsa Lees Summit kill, whether you are 8 or 80 - that's a primal, instinctive response I think.
As long as there's an understanding of the bigger fr - and from the article that seems to be the case - Gabriella will probably grow up with a more honest, realistic view of where meat comes from, and of the virl of life generally.
And tiff24 understands the excitement of Gabriella and thinks the program can work as long as parents take the child out hunting only when they are ready:.
It was very exciting, my heart exciment going miles per hour, my hands were shaking, and so on. As far as her age that depends on the child, I have 4 daughters, 2 of them I would take hunting with me in a second if they wanted to go, 2 no way.Local Horney Girl Viking
They all were taught gun safety by the time they were 6, they knew how to handle a gun, and were VERY aware what would happen if they touched one with out me there. Contact Josh at jgordon6 mlive.
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Gabriella Gunnell, an 8-year-old Burton girl, shot her first deer Saturday, Nov. Courtesy photo. Footer Navigation.