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youth duck hunting age?

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At what age did you first take your kid duck hunting and what age was he/she when they started to shoot a gun??? smile.gif

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My son with his first duck. Youth day 2003.

Brandon was 6 years old.

Now thats startin em right! grin.gif

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Good Job BLB! That boy looks very happy in that pic!

I shot my first duck at age 8 with a .410. But my dad allowed me to shoot black birds and sparrows around the yard alone at age 5 with my single cocke BB gun. He tought me young about the dangers of a firearm. I still remember my most valuable lesson. The day before my first duck hunt, my uncle set a coffee can about 10-15 yds away, gave me the .410 a told me to shoot it. After I shot it, he picked it up and told me this is what can happen to someone if I don't keep my safety on and my barrel where it belongs!

Last weekend my daughter shot a 20 gauge with my assistance. She wanted to, so I let her. Funny thing was after she/we shot, she gave me a funny look while scratching her shoulder and said, "That was cool"! I asked, "Do you want to shoot again?" she replied with a sharp "NO!". She'll come around.

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No kids for me, but I can tell ya I started duck hunting at 12. As to when I first shot I gun I am not sure (real young), I will have to ask my parents about that one and post again.

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Cant wait for my nephew to be a few years older so i can take him out on the youth day for ducks as i did with my brother and the neighbor kids. So much fun to watch them get a chance to bag a duck. They take me along now so they can shoot my limit of ducks.

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MY son has been in the duck boat since he has been 6yrs he's quite a good caller but he didnt really want to shoot until this year he is 11yrs old and hes as excited about it as I am. I got him one of those rossi combo guns 22rf/20ga/243 in youth model and last year he bagged his first fox squirrel what a thrill, for me probably more than him..

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both my sons were in the boat at age 5 with their air pop guns and started shooting at age 6 and hunting at 8 years old.

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My son was with me last year several times at 4 years old. I am not sure when I will let him hunt with his own gun, but it won't be anytime soon. I myself never shot a gun until I was 12.

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Glad to see them ear plugs, especially at that age.

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My 2 older boys 14 months a part older was 10 and younger almost 10 he turned 10 during the season the younger was big for his age . I started them on bb guns 3 years befor hunting the next year 22's then the next year shotguns if treat the bb guns like any other gun safty all the way I would dirve that home with them .

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