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Kids and safe shooting/hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ebeam101@hotmail.com, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. I have two sons, they are in there 20's now. They grew up around guns and hunting. I taught my kids that gun safety is second to none. I guess I taught them well, they have never taken a gun out without asking. I've always locked the gun cabinet and up until the kids were old enough, they never knew where the key was. The youngest son just got married, hunting for him is on the back burner for now. My oldest son hunts deer and turkeys with me every year, I enjoy it very much and I know he does also. Anyway when the kids were young I taught them that you only kill what you are willing to eat. They are great kids. I am very proud of the men they have become.
  2. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    nice work!
    i'm taking my daughters down that same path. when my oldest turned 10 she was eligible for her first deer tag. so she busted a deer. now that she is 11 and just received her tag for this year, we are both looking forward to this year's possibilities.
  3. Cady04V

    Cady04V Member

    I have started to introduce my step son to shooting in the hopes to teach him a few life skills, and the one manditory thing I have stated is that he must complete the Hunters education course offered by the DOC.
  4. Captcurt

    Captcurt Well-Known Member

    Our two daughters never did hunt but both like to shoot. In fact, when our youngest came home after a 3 year hiatus in Pennsylvania, the first thing that she wanted to eat was venison, and the first thing that she wanted to do was shoot a gun.

    That's my girl!!
  5. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Well-Known Member

    That's what it's all about......to pass it on. You do it right, you get good kids.
  6. Chuck Dye

    Chuck Dye Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! (To the ones who created the desirable condition, OR to the ones who were never caught!)
  7. Thanks for all your posts, teach your kids well and they will reward you with wonderful times.
  8. jbkebert

    jbkebert Well-Known Member

    I have taught my kids about guns and how to handle the safely. My oldest son whom is 11 has been around hunter safety so long he can teach the class. I have been a hunter education instructor for 8 years now a firmly believe to teach your kids about firearms. Kids are curious but when they have some knowledge about firearms there is no longer a curiousity to find out what it is or how it works. We shoot and hunt often and everyone knows when the guns come out the goofing off stops right then and there. Even my three year old daughter will tell people that guns can be dangerous and to pay attention this is serious. Its cool as heck to here that from a little three year old. I no longer care if I shoot a big buck. I scout hard and plan hard so my kids can have a chance at one.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  9. Awesome JBK, One of my main worries was when my kids went to others homes. I knew how we stored guns in my house. I hear so much about how someone took a gun out of a closet and pulled the trigger, without even checking it. I was almost shot that way once, a buddy took his mothers 22 out of a closet, pulled the trigger and shot through his mothers chair, the bullet also went into a window sill. His mom came around the corners and was as white as a ghost, figuring she'd find one of us laying there. She was going to shoot at a bird in her garden, the bird flew off so she put the gun back, still loaded. Thank god my kids are in there 20's now.
  10. Old Granddad

    Old Granddad Member

    Kids hunting

    Don't know what the rules are now, but when I was a lad (back when rocks were still warm and soft), Oregon required all minor hunters to complete an NRA hunter safety course. Most of the local gun clubs offered such a course for a very nominal fee. I no longer hunt, due primarily to iffy health, but if I were to start up again, well, it's been so long since I handled a loaded rifle that I think I'd probably want a refresher hunter safety course just to feel better and more confident when handling yon firelock.

    For that matter, some of the "adult" dipwads I've met in the woods could really use such a course, too. Being over 18 doesn't mean one is necessarily mature, sober, and careful when handling firearms.

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