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Am I correct in that Junior Hunters are not required to have an upland game bird stamp?
 



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Am I correct in that Junior Hunters are not required to have an upland game bird stamp?
 

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I believe they are supposed to carry their Hunter Safety Course card along with their licence, though.
 

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I believe they are supposed to carry their Hunter Safety Course card along with their licence, though.
 

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It may have changed since then, but many years ago when I first got my license, we were required to swap our hunter safety card for the license.  After you had the license, that was proof that you had passed the course (since you couldn't get the license without it).
 

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It may have changed since then, but many years ago when I first got my license, we were required to swap our hunter safety card for the license.  After you had the license, that was proof that you had passed the course (since you couldn't get the license without it).
 

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They don't need to carry their hunter safety card with them.  All they need is their license.  

If they bought a Junior hunting license prior to turning 16, then they will need to buy a Federal Duck stamp if they hunt waterfowl after their 16th birthday.  For instance if their birthday is in June, and they buy a junior license in May they will then need a Fed Stamp for the upcoming duck season.  That is the only restriction on junior hunting licenses.

Hope this sounds clearer to you guys than it does to me.
 

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Mojave

They don't need to carry their hunter safety card with them.  All they need is their license.  

If they bought a Junior hunting license prior to turning 16, then they will need to buy a Federal Duck stamp if they hunt waterfowl after their 16th birthday.  For instance if their birthday is in June, and they buy a junior license in May they will then need a Fed Stamp for the upcoming duck season.  That is the only restriction on junior hunting licenses.

Hope this sounds clearer to you guys than it does to me.
 

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I don't remember this part when I got my cert, but now you have to buy a validation stamp at the cash register to stick on your hunter saftey course card to show you completed the course. (like I would have received the card had I not completed the course.)  Then you use the card to buy the license.  Silly  :3 stooges:
 

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I don't remember this part when I got my cert, but now you have to buy a validation stamp at the cash register to stick on your hunter saftey course card to show you completed the course. (like I would have received the card had I not completed the course.)  Then you use the card to buy the license.  Silly  :3 stooges:
 

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at what age can a kid take the safety course and get their license.
 

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I haven't found the answer to the age yet.  While I cannot locate an age yet, the F&G Regs (700) start by referencing the age of 10 as a minimum.  I have heard rumors of fathers starting their children earlier.

As for the rest - for the pursuit of small game, a youth hunter does need the hunter safety course card, but does not need a license until they are 16.  However, at the age of 12, they are allowed to obtain big game tags if they have their license.
 

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Marty,

You have me a little curious here.  Where did you see that a kid under 16 can hunt without a license, only a hunter safety course card?  All I see is that 'all persons...hunting...must have...a valid hunting license'.  Not that the $7 is a big deal.  I'm also looking at the 2001 regs, it this a new change?
 

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I was searching late last night, and this is what I found...  Not saying that the search is complete...  This is just what I could find...
Fish & Game Regulations Search

3031.  (a) A hunting license, granting the privilege to take birds
and mammals, shall be issued to any of the following:
  (1) A resident of this state, 16 years of age or older, upon the
payment of a base fee of seventeen dollars ($17), as adjusted under
Section 713.

  (2) A person under the age of 16 years, upon the payment of a base
fee of four dollars ($4), as adjusted under Section 713.
  (3) A person not a resident of this state, 16 years of age or
older, upon the payment of a base fee of fifty-nine dollars ($59), as
adjusted under Section 713.
  (4) A person not a resident of this state, 16 years of age or
older, valid only for two consecutive days upon payment of a base fee
of twenty-five dollars ($25), as adjusted under Section 713.  A
license issued pursuant to this paragraph is valid only for taking
resident and migratory game birds, resident small game mammals,
fur-bearing mammals, and nongame mammals, as defined in this code or
in regulations adopted by the commission.
  (5) A person not a resident of this state, valid for one day and
only for the taking of domesticated game birds and pheasants while on
the premises of a licensed game bird club, or for the taking of
domesticated migratory game birds in areas licensed for shooting
those birds, upon the payment of a base fee of eight dollars ($8), as
adjusted under Section 713.
  (b) The adjustment of the base fees under Section 713, which are
specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a),
are applicable to the hunting license years beginning on and after
July 1, 1988.


3031.2.  (a) In addition to Sections 714 and 3031 and
notwithstanding Section 3037, the department shall issue lifetime
hunting licenses under this section.  A lifetime hunting license
authorizes the taking of birds and mammals anywhere in this state in
accordance with the law for purposes other than profit for the life
of the person to whom issued unless revoked for a violation of this
code or regulations adopted under this code.  A lifetime hunting
license is not transferable.  A lifetime hunting license does not
include any special license tags, license stamps, or fees.
  (b) A lifetime hunting license may be issued to residents of this
state, as follows:
  (1) To a person 62 years of age or over upon payment of a fee of
three hundred dollars ($300) in 1998.
  (2) To a person 40 years of age or over and less than 62 years of
age upon payment of a fee of four hundred forty-five dollars ($445)
in 1998.
  (3) To a person 10 years of age or over and less than 40 years of
age upon payment of a fee of four hundred ninety-five dollars ($495)
in 1998.
  (4) To a person less than 10 years of age upon payment of a fee of
three hundred dollars ($300) in 1998.
  (5) The department shall establish the fee for each license
authorized under this section in 1999 and subsequent years.  The
license fee shall not be less than the fee authorized in 1998, and
the fee shall not exceed the cost of a license if the license fee was
adjusted pursuant to Section 713 with the base year of 1998.
© Nothing in this section requires a person under the age of 16
to obtain a license to take birds or mammals except as required by
law.
 

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according to the way i understand it now, i can take my 8 year old to a safty course and upon passing she can hunt small game(rabbits, squirells). are upland birds included as small game? how about yotes?
 

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What a mess, huh?

The way I read this, under 3031(a)(2) those under 16 ARE required to have a license(i.e. $4 junior license as adjusted under Sec. 713).

That last bold sentence is rather confusing, but since the topic is lifetime licenses I believe you go back to 3031 for annual requirements (note the 'except as required by law' inference to 3031).  What do you think?

Tinner, I took my oldest son to take the test just after he turned 9.  We sat through the class together and at the end he took the test and failed.  I saw other fathers 'helping' their kids pass, that's not for me.  I didn't want him hunting if he didn't know what he was doing.  That's no way to start out in my opinion.  A couple years later he took the test and missed 1 question, now he's ready.  If your daughter is ready you both will know.  Good luck.
 
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