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hunt NH 08-02-2009 02:57 PM

gettin lil man into huntin
 
ok so im trying to get my boy (6 almoast 7 yearold) into hunting, and i wana do it right. iv been bringing him on scouting trips for the last few years. last fall i brought him squril hunting and bagan teaching him hunter safty. hears a pic.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/e...ry/fall001.jpg

he has been doing verry well at learning the hunter safty rules, and enjoys every sec. we are in the woods. at this piont he has done well enuff for me to want to teach him how to shoot. do you guys think its too early for that? if not how do i even begin to teach marksmenship to a 6 year old?

dylanhutchinson 08-02-2009 03:57 PM

i leard when i was 8 and i had a 22 then a 410

ronn 08-02-2009 04:58 PM

Wow! Great to find a
 
Wow! Great to find a post kncnkiog my socks off!

hunt NH 08-02-2009 05:27 PM

he clearly understands what a firearm is and what should be done to use them safly. he can state all the hunter safty rules that aply to him (i didnt bother teaching him not to mix guns with boozz , and drugs. cause hes 6 and is obveasly not drinking or doing drugs.) and on top of knowing the rules he understands why each rule is there and what can happen if the rules get broken.

ronn 08-02-2009 05:31 PM

sounds ready to me but its your call

hunt NH 08-02-2009 05:36 PM

he is ready, i just dont know if im ready to teach maksmanship to a kid. iv never done it before. and cause my mom is anti gun my unlces wernt alowed to teach me. so i dont know how to teach someone so young.

BruceBruce1959 08-02-2009 06:35 PM

I think 6 years old is still a little too young, taking him along on scouting trips and teaching him about
hunting and hunter safety at this age is great thing but at 6 years old I don't think a 6 year old has developed
the mental capacity to dertermine what it means to be a safe hunter and I don't believe a 6 year old is able to be responsible with a weapon.
You know the old saying "Don't let kids play with scissors" Why would anyone even think of putting a weapon in their hands?


timberghost 08-02-2009 08:23 PM

I would say that it is up to the parent and if you feel that he is ready and capable of doing it then so be it......good luck to you both, be safe and have fun.

jamie234561 08-02-2009 08:54 PM

good luck
 
im only 16 but the way my dad started me off was he taught me all the rules then bought me a air rifle, once he knew i was responsibly handling the gun he bought me a 22 and so on, hope this helps

buckfever 08-02-2009 09:09 PM

My oldest is 7 and I let her shoot a pump pellet gun.. It will be awhile before I let her move up from that.. Very small she is.. Its up to the kid and the parent.. Some kids are ready faster than others.. Its a judgement call..

I probably got my first BB gun when I was 6 or 7. I remember I had to cock it by bracing it against my foot, holding the barrel with 1 hand and pullin the lever with the other. Man I musta been a weinie little brat.


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