If you don’t have a son or daughter to take hunting, there are other youngsters who would love to learn about hunting. It could be your niece, nephew, grandchild, or even a neighbor’s child. Whenever you have the chance to take a child hunting, do it.
Hopefully the child will love hunting as much as you do. Because of what you have taught him or her, they will be law-abiding, safe, and ethical hunters who will carry this tradition on to their kids.
When you’re in the field with your children, tell them that they’re doing a good job. Let them know when they’ve made a good shot, handled the firearm properly, and made a good, quick recovery on a downed animal. This will give them the confidence that they can use in their everyday lives. The most important thing is to be safe and have fun with your kids.
Watch the excitement that this six-year-old girl has as she calls her mom to tell her that her dad harvested a deer. Her brother cannot wait to cut it open. This is what hunting is all about: Spending time with family.
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