My wife bow hunts with me and shoots prairie dogs. She doesn't like to big game hunt with a rifle. Go figure!
My son is 12 and passed his hunter safety test at 7. Missed one question on the test. His hockey interferes with big game hunting but we did manage to go Antelope hunting
last October. He got his first kill at 470 yds with a 260AI I had built for him last year. He spent most of last summer shooting prairie dogs with the rifle. I think prairie dog shooting with their big game rifle is a fantastic way to prepare a kid for big game hunting. TAKE YOUR KIDS HUNTING AND FISHING. THE TIME YOU HAVE NOW IS THE ONLY CHANCE YOU GET!