3. Forgetting to have fun:
Kids just don’t have the same attention span as adults. What may seem like a reasonable wait for you is an eternity for your child. Break the cycle of boredom. Come up with games to play while you’re waiting. One option is to compete with your kids to identify different kinds of birds or plants. This will help fill the time, and it will teach your kids about the local wildlife, helping them to hunt more effectively.
To ensure that your hunt is rewarding and enjoyable, you may have to select a different kind of wild game to hunt than the type you would pursue on your own. Don’t hunt for deer the first time you take your kids with you. A deer may look more impressive, but you’re also less likely to successfully find and kill one on any particular hunt, and your kids won’t like coming home empty-handed. Instead, focus on rabbits, squirrels, and other small game, which are more abundant.
4. Failing to stay safe:
As a parent, you should already know not to put your kids in a position that could threaten their lives or health. Before taking them hunting, make sure they’re well versed in the dangers of the woods, and know how to avoid harm. If you’re going to let your kids use weapons, make sure they’ve passed the necessary training classes. Most states offer hunters’ safety courses and youth hunting educational classes through their conservation departments. It is also very important for parents and mentors to work on safety outside of the hunter education classes. The practice will help them get used to the proper handling of firearms. Proper handling includes storage, use, safety precautions, loading and unloading and shooting targets.
Teach them how to identify dangerous plants and keep them a safe distance away from dangerous animals. Make sure your children know how to build a fire and find shelter in case they get separated from you.
Finally, make sure that your kids know how to swim. Far more hunters drown than die from gunshot wounds.