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The Sportsman's Corner

Teaching a Young Hunter

From the time he was old enough to realize what a gun was, my son, Bob, showed great interest in shooting and then a little later, hunting. I probably wasn't the best teacher, but I encouraged these interests from the time he was in early elementary school.

The first thing I did to encourage his interest in shooting was to buy him a BB gun. After numerous sessions of Bob's shooting from a bench, I was confident enough to let him shoot the gun without my standing over his shoulder. He got to shoot the BB gun a lot, since he wanted to take it out to the woods and shoot it every time I cut fir...


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