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.
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?
Last edited by hunt NH; 08-02-2009 at 03:03 PM.
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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.
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.
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?
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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.