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5 years 25 weeks ago, 6:40 AM

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Just wondering what is a good age for a kid to get involved in hunting. I have a three year old daughter and everytime I come home from being out hunting she always ask if I was looking for bambi, she always wants to go walk in the woods with me to look for bambi. So just wounder what would be a good age for her to get involved with me hunting and what should I do to get her started in hunting. Thanks

5 years 25 weeks ago, 5:35 PM

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As soon as they can

As soon as they can demonstrate all safety procedures, verbalized and hands on, make a couple trips out into the field to demonstrate on clays. The age is only going to be a number. As soon as they show the ultimate respect for what they are doing and how bad decisions can affect anyone/everyone permanently. That's what I use for rules when I got my kids involved.

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5 years 25 weeks ago, 5:41 PM

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Squirls

Squirl hunting is a good start with a 410, my grandfather took me starting at 7, I will always have those first few times of going, clays are great, thats how I started my youngest son, he never got away from firearms after that, he is in the Army now.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 7:54 PM

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I would say between 8 and 12 years old. Get them into a hunter safety course and if they can pass, take them on down to the range till they can accurately take out the center of the bulls-eye at 100 yards, then with good firearm safety and the familiarization of the weapons they are using, take them out into the woods with them right by your side. Happy hunting.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 8:01 PM

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Take them hunting with you early. Don't let 'em have a weapon at first, and don't be mad if they're too loud. Get them accustomed to the techniques, to being in the woods, teach them the signs and tracks, how to stalk, everything right up to and after the shot. The actual shooting is a small part of it and that's determined by their maturity level.

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