my children have grown up and their wifes would not let them kill Bambi(for shame ,for shame ) but now it's come arround to bite them in the rear end ,,,my only grandson is a hunter and a half,he's 11 and already i've taught him more than his dad or mom knows about the outdoors ..we turkey hunt,deer hunt,squirrel hunt and now he's girl huntin' hahahaha .told him he better leave that alone or he'd be in the same boat as his dad about huntin''think i discouraged him for a bit anyway's
My wife has no interest. My 11 year old daughter loves it all. She shoots trap, rifles, and hunts anything and everything. She even wants to start trapping. Not sure if I want to tackle that. My 9 year old likes to shoot but does't want to hurt the animals.
Where's the option for "Only kid hunts"
I've been working on converting my dad, making some progress. Younger Brother (14) shot a LR steel match with me a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it, hopefully i'll be able to take them both hunting this year, but with college applications and all, i unfortunately don't see as many days afield as last year.
"Out of range" is a theoretical concept as far as I'm concerned. Send it!
Both of our fathers hunted some in Missouri and we both went with them on local hunts, mostly for turkeys. Neither of us particularly enjoyed killing animals when we were young. I lost any enthusiasm for killing during the Vietnam war and haven't shot a living thing since then. I got in to target shooting about 25 years ago. I mostly enjoy gunsmithing, ballistics, and long range target shooting. Where I live now has deer, black bear, javelina, and some mountain lions. My property is surrounded by the Coconino Mational Forest where I can legally hunt, but there would be no sport for me in shooting them. I enjoy the animals more alive than dead.