I'm a father of twin boys who turned 11 years old yesterday, and I've long believed that the decision about when a youngster is ready to hunt should be made by parents. I'd like to believe that we parents have a better idea about the emotional, physical and intellectual development of our children than the state does. And, besides, isn't nearly any age arbitrary? Who is to say that your 12-year-old (or even 16-year-old) is ready to hunt? Or that my 9-year-old is not?