I've been taking my son with me since he was 6. He's 16 now and goes with me every chance he gets. I really stressed gun safety and good hunting ethics and he really listened and learned. While doing that teaching we made sure we had fun. We even had a wrestling match in a corn field one slow day. I strongly believe that you have to keep hunting fun and not have kids just sit still and quiet for hours on end no matter what game your hunting. He's been very successful in his short hunting career and always brings up the wrestling wanting a rematch. Now I just come up with excuses not to have it cause he would probably pound me now.