Hunting and Shooting is a very serious tradition in some families, and if you get your child to go beyond shooting ranges and into hunting you will find that it can be a great bonding experience for the both of you, as well as a learning experience.
Youth hunting is a great way to meet new people who carry the same interest. It can become a lifelong hobby or dream for a youth who loves the outdoors to join a hunting program or youth organization. It can be hard for youths to get interested in shooting sports, as it takes time, patience, and a lot of practice. There is a lot to learn for interested youth hunters to begin shooting. They need to find a trusted place that will teach them right from wrong with firearms and the safety involved when handling a firearm. That is why hunters education programs exist and are widely available near you for your interested youth hunter.
As with all youths following safety guidelines will make them knowledgeable, more experienced, and accident free on the field or range. It is a parent approved privilege for a youth to have the opportunity to hunt or shoot any weapons. Most children around the age of 12 begin the learning experience of handling and owning a youth rifle and hunting. Safety is important because it only takes one mistake. Please keep your youth rifles and other firearms including ammo locked up and out of reach of children at all times.