Re: Appropriate Hunting age
Dad says I was age 3 or 4, but maybe 5 that I started to shoot. I couldn't hold the weight of the .22 bolt action myself, but did aim and pull the trigger. That's younger than most I bet, but the results were pretty good. At 8 I had my own .410 single shot and routinely went shooting with minimal supervision. At 12 or so I got my first rifle, the same 10/22 I still have. First day I had it (Christmas) I shot at (and missed, 3 times) a doe that happened to bolt through the yard. Same year, I started shooting our 12 gauge.
As to my safety record, I've had exactly ONE accidental discharge. Ever. I'm 40.
Teach them young, they'll never forget. Watch them close, you'll never regret.
Karma is just justice, without the satisfaction. And I don't believe in justice.
-Joe Sarno, bagman.
Last edited by Maximilian II; 06-12-2009 at 12:12 AM..