The Government does its job by establishing proper rules and regulations for deer hunting and when they are imposed on the deer hunters, it results in a stable deer population and is also advantageous for the deer hunters in many ways. All the states have their own set of rules and thus it is advisable that you keep yourself abreast of them. Moreover it is necessary for you to be updated with these rules because these rules change quite often and before the deer hunting season commences, you should review all the regulations for your benefit.
Hunting Categories and Other Regulations
Sometimes the hunting categories and other vital specifications change and thus a deer hunter should always keep himself updated. For example, the dates for antlerless and muzzleloader switched in the 2009 season. Among the other changes the young hunters who were a minimum of six years old would require a permit, non-resident landowner permits were abolished, a person mentoring a hunter would to be a minimum of 18 years old and possess a hunter education certification if that person lacked certification in firearms safety or was not hunting on a land owner permit. Apart from these the other changes were carried over to the next season.
This rule was established in all states including Missouri that stated the deer to have at least four points that measure a minimum of one-inch so that they can be hunted. The deer are provided more time for their antler growth which does not grow large at the age of three. Hence some more time which is beneficial for the deer as it becomes wiser by age and thus more challenging for the hunters.
Regulations for Older Hunters
This law has been imposed in several states including Illinois according to which the hunter aged 62 or above must use a crossbow during the bow hunting season. Earlier crossbows could only be used by individuals having some confirmed disabilities and thus it is now easier, safer and effective for the older people to practice their favorite sport of deer hunting