I had this discussion yesterday with my DW and she thinks that 10 is too young to take my DD hunting turkey this year. Any thoughts and at what aged did your youngsters start?
My oldest daughter, now 8, went out with me deer hunting when she was 7 just to observe. We sat in a blind. Before she turned 8 she took the Hunter Ed class and got certified. For her 8th birthday I bought her a Rossi 410/22 combo. She squirrel hunted a little last fall and went deer hunting with me a few times during firearms season, carrying her own 410, and went with me on some archery hunts as an observer. We will be hunting together from a buddy ladder stand in the 2006 firearms season and she will also hunt the early anterless youth hunt in September. She will hunt with me some this spring during turkey season. My wife also likes to turkey hunt now after going with me last year. I have a 6 year old daughter that wants to archery hunt when she gets a little older...she already likes to shoot a bow...she's a lefty. She's not really into the noise of guns yet. Get 'em started early and make it fun for them......if it's not fun they won't stay interested in it long. We had my oldest daughter's first fish mounted too...a small crappie...they love that kinda' stuff!!!!!FireLt72 said:I had this discussion yesterday with my DW and she thinks that 10 is too young to take my DD hunting turkey this year. Any thoughts and at what aged did your youngsters start?
Thanks Dean...No, she says she's gonna' play for the ISU Lady Sycamores...she loves both hunting and B-Ball...I'm a blessed Dad!!!Dean Weimer said:Hey Tree, I think it is awesome that you're getting the family involved. Neat to see a youngster out there...please tell me that you haven't turned her into an IU fan though???????