My son started hunting with me when he was 6. I tried my best to teach him everything I could about the sport. From squirrel to deer. When he was 12, he got to carry a bow, shotgun, or rifle. Whatever the season permitted. He's now 19. He's taken 5 bucks, 9 does, and 5 turkeys in his 8 seasons. Not to mention squirrels, rabbits, pheasants. He also loves fishing. Say what you want about the PGC, the laws, antler restrictions, the seasons, the changes that we as hunters faced through the last 20 years. I do know this, youngsters are given a golden opportunity by the PGC, but it's up to us as parents, friends, relatives, etc. to help guide them to make the most of what is offered to them. Don't expect them to walk out in the woods, not knowing anything about their quarry and expect them to stay interested. Teach them.
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