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I'm sure this has happened to you guys too. Why do the non hunting community always think you are having a bad influence on your own kids when they find out you put a gun in their hands. My 5 year old shows more gun safety than my neighbors 17 year old and his father is an instructor at Issac Walton league.
 
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i tell folks its, guns, a tool just like a skill saw or chain saw or matches. supervised use of the tool is teaching respect for all dangerous tools.
 

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You know it's funny how people give you a dirty look when they find out you hunt and then a totally frowned apon look when they find out you teach your kids. I used to get so mad but as I got older my father explained that people from the city are not as excepting of stuff like that and frown at the thought of guns. With my kids I tell them not to tell people that they like to hunt or have and shoot unless they know that person is into the sport or hobby.
 

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Redman, I think that is the wrong approach. your kids should not be ashamed of what they do. we need shooting and hunting to be accepted and to do that it needs to be mainstream not fringe behavior.
 
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Redman, I think that is the wrong approach. your kids should not be ashamed of what they do. we need shooting and hunting to be accepted and to do that it needs to be mainstream not fringe behavior.
 

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I agree with the other replies you shouldn't tell your son to keep it to himself, if he's proud of it then let him boast about it.
Hiding the fact or having him keep it as a secret may make it seem like there are reasons to keep it on the down low and there aren't any reasons,
so I say let him Boast with Pride.
 

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It's not being ashamed because they're not at. I just tell them not to get into discussions unless the other person likes it too. The only I say that is, I don't want someone to convince my kids that it's wrong when it's my job to teach them that. As they get older they can actually make valid points on why they want to hunt. Right now I think it's because daddy does.
 

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Redman, I think that is the wrong approach. your kids should not be ashamed of what they do. we need shooting and hunting to be accepted and to do that it needs to be mainstream not fringe behavior.
iwould tell him to talk about it when ever and were ever he wants to and if some liberal tree hugger starts giving him a hard time, to tell them to pound sand.
 

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AMEN to that i put my boy through the hunter apprentice program at 12 and scored better on his practical and written over a police officer taking the coarse too . hes safe as safe can be even at 17 now they re still kids let them boast and be proud of our hunting heritage !
 

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Very true but my little hunter is only 6 and can't put up too much of an argument. Cloven hoof stalker it's how some people know hunter safety and who practice it.
 

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I agree with everyone. Had a conversation with my father not long ago when he told me to come over for a dinner but not to talk about hunting, shooting, guns, etc because some of the other family members did not like it because they were big PETA people. My reply was fine I won't come at all. You know where I live if you want to see me but don't bring the family because I don't want those parasites in my house. Harsh? YES! That's how I feel. Be proud of who you are and to heck with the rest. There is no need to tip toe around about our love for this great sport and heritage. Teach your children to be proud of who they are and what they believe in.
 

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ahhhh see here in canada they have to gothrough a apprenticeship from 12 to 16 then they get they re own licence and don t share your bag limit anymore and he still can t buy his own fire arm till 18 he has to use mine and he is so saftey concious maybe a lil too much but i prefer that than not enough . nice to meet ya redman.
 

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I agree with everyone. Had a conversation with my father not long ago when he told me to come over for a dinner but not to talk about hunting, shooting, guns, etc because some of the other family members did not like it because they were big PETA people. My reply was fine I won't come at all. You know where I live if you want to see me but don't bring the family because I don't want those parasites in my house. Harsh? YES! That's how I feel. Be proud of who you are and to heck with the rest. There is no need to tip toe around about our love for this great sport and heritage. Teach your children to be proud of who they are and what they believe in.
I'm afraid my reply would have been, Dad, if they can arrive as peta patrons I should be able to arrive as myself too, a Hunter.
 

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Teach your kids the valid agruements for hunting and gun ownership. Explain why we have the second amendment, which is very relative in todays political environment. They're never to young to learn history, law, and the importance of hunting as a conservation tool.
 

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i dont exacty know about teching a young kid that the second admendment is there to keep the Govt. from growing to big for its britches. but i would definatly teach them that being a gun owner is nothing to be ashaimed of.
 

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Me??? I'm just glad that I don't have to worry about running into ANYONE from PETA in my family. Too many of us are "native Texans" (or got here as soon as they could) and have our own opinions about that organization. (None of which I can put in print here!)
 
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