The children are our future is a phrase that is often over used, but it is very true when it comes to hunting. If you want the sport of hunting to be available for your kids and grandkids we need to get them involved in the hunting at a young age. Learn more about Youth hunts and read stories about mentored hunting.
When I first began deer hunting my dad taught me how to hold a gun and how not to point it at people. He also taught me how to aim, pull the trigger and when to put the safety on fire.
A great article on why getting children involved in the outdoors is very important in teaching them about life's values.
Every year there's an organization in Wisconsin where adult hunters mentor, The Youth Turkey Hunt. Mentors (who must be approved and licensed by the state!) take kids out turkey hunting one week before the general turkey opener.
At about 5:00 I got a call from one of the most excited and proud, parents you’ll ever hear telling me that our daughter had just shot her first deer.