Hunting Passport

Question:

The information on the hunting passport indicates 12 yo to hunt big game; 10 yo for turkey and crane; and 8 yo for other upland game etc. With the new hunting age set at 10 yo for big game, are the ages going to change in relation to what they are allowed to hunt, for the hunting passports?

My son is nine, not turning 10 until next summer. I would like to know if I would be able to take him on a turkey hunt this coming spring in 2015? I know that as it is written now, he would not be able to go turkey hunting.

Answer:

The age to hunt turkey has not changed and remains at 10 years of age. The age to hunt big game was changed with the new law that went into effect on July 1 of this year (2014). Based on the now current laws and the information you have provided, your son would not be able to hunt turkey until he turns 10 years of age. He would be able to participate in a fall turkey hunt. Thank you.