From a U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance press release:
_Legislation has been introduced in Ohio that will stop anyone under the age of 21 from hunting or shooting without supervision.
House Bill 354, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Boyd, D-Cleveland Heights, and Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, prohibits anyone under 21-years-old from possessing a firearm. Under the bill, if an adult or youth who does not meet the age requirement plans to handle a firearm, he or she must do so in the presence of someone 21 or over. Licensed hunters who now take to the woods solo will have to bring a supervisor if the bill passes.
“If passed, this bill would have a devastating effect on efforts to attract new hunters and recreational shooters,” said Rob Sexton, USSA vice president for government affairs. “It is inconceivable that the government would send people between the ages of 18 and 21 to war, but prohibit them from hunting or target shooting.”
Most of us would agree, no doubt, that 21 is too restrictive. So at what age do you think youngsters should be allowed to hunt alone?