County Legislature urged to back youth hunter legislation

Posted 25 April 2021 at 7:42 pm


Recently the NYS Legislature passed a law making it legal for youths aged 12-13 to hunt deer with any weapon legal for adults, only while accompanied by a licensed adult.

Every older adult has grown up with this opportunity, if his/her parents allowed or encouraged it. Most of us survived.

It was an important step in our learning about and appreciation of nature, and in my case, at least, set me up for a lifetime of outdoor recreation and enjoyment.

The new state law requires counties to buy in. If your county legislature doesn’t enact supporting legislation, the law doesn’t count in your county.

I urge the Orleans County Legislature to draft and pass legislation to enact this new state law and promote youth hunting opportunities.


Jerry Adams