one mistake i made was watching a lot of hunting shows with my boys when they were little. then when we went out in the cold and saw nothing but chickadees, they were pretty disappointed. my best advice is find a place to hunt squirrels and get them out doing that early.SQUIRREL PELT said:I am a proud father of a 2.5yr old son. I recently recalled a thread I started on here a few years back about hunters being a dying breed. More specifically, as time goes on, it seems that its getting more and more difficult for youth to gain serious interest in the outdoors with so many "electronic" distractions. I am personally doing my best with my son at planting the "hunters seed"...but was curious of the thoughts/approach some of you other fathers out there have taken to pass down the heritage.