Making memories with your children is one of the things that makes being a parent special and unique. The best times are the ones where you’re able to bond with them while also teaching them valuable life skills.
For example, hunting is a wonderful bonding ritual than parents enjoy with children each year, and it teaches children skills that will last them a lifetime. Once your child is old enough to hunt, you should consider showing them the joys, challenges and thrills of a sport we all love so much. Before you take your child out for the first time, we’d like to provide a few tips so you get the best of the experience.
- 1. Don’t set the bar too high. Realize that your child is still a child and that hunting can be intimidating for them.
2. Have an open discussion of what is going to happen ahead of time. Explain the process of hunting, show him/her the equipment and allow them to ask questions.
3. Emphasize safety as much as possible beforehand and while you are hunting. You don’t want to get into a situation you will regret later.
4. It is a good chance that your child will get restless at some point. Make sure you bring plenty of snacks and beverages to help pass the time. If your child is too restless, it may be time to call it a day.
5. Choose a location you have been to before. You don’t want to tread in unfamiliar territory with a child who has never hunted before.
6. If your child doesn’t seem ready to hunt, don’t force it or you might never get them interested in it.
- Pluck-Duck has a wealth of experience hunting with the youngsters. If you want to bring your child along on the next hunting excursion, let us know and we will accommodate you.