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11-10-2011, 09:46 AM
My 16 yr old son wants to hunt coyotes tomorrow by himself. He has a POL, a wildlife certificate and a valid deer licence. Up to now he has only hunted with me. Is it legal for him to carry a firearm without adult supervision? Any advice would be great.
11-10-2011, 09:53 AM
Legally, no. He must be accompanied.
In reality, he needs to learn how to be on his own.
I started "going around the other side" of valleys, wood lots, slashes when I was 13-14. By the time I was 16 I was doing all of my hunting "on my own" while other family hunted in the general area. Usually we would all meet up at lunch but I was on my own from sunrise to lunch, and from lunch to dark.
11-10-2011, 02:57 PM
If he has the minor's lic (I assume that is what you mean by POL) he can carry a firearm without supervision.
However, Alberta hunting laws require him to be accompanied.
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