Pork4life is correct- 16
Persons 16 or 17 years of age in possession of a valid resident or nonresident hunting license will be issued entry permits and may hunt by themselves, but may not be accompanied by junior hunters.
BUT, you must have an adult license...not have purchased a junior license and then turn 16 during the season. In that case, if you still had purchased the junior license because you had not yet turned 16 as of July 1st, AND you turn 16 after July 1st, you can NOT hunt alone. The license you will have is a junior license, and under the authority of a junior license, even if 16 - you cannot hunt alone.
Those that are 16 or 17 with a "valid resident license" can hunt alone. However, the rule and law equates a 'valid resident' license as those for people older than 16 on July 1st....so you have to have an adult license.
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