- Aug 23, 2007
What "age" would that be??? I'd believe you grew up in a "different" environment, but I'm 74 and I grew up hunting and shooting with both my dad and mom, and my little sister too once she grew big enough.
On the other hand, my wife grew up in a non-shooting, non-hunting family in southern California, and she had never even touched a gun before she married me - 51 years ago BTW. She took to guns and shooting like the proverbial "duck to water" though, and by the '80s, she was shooting AAA Revolver Class in IHMSA competitions with her Ruger .44 Magnums. She also killed the biggest mule deer (a huge 6X7 buck) anyone in either of our two families has ever killed.
Oh, I get it now. Like I said - a different "environment," not a different "age."
same story in reverse. Dad talks about hunting with his cousins including my Mom (I'm adopted) and of her outshooting him in a range contest. The second day I was on the farm my grandfather came over with a rifle and insist I go to the range with him.