I don't really remember being introduced. Hunting in my family was just like going to school or church. Everyone did it and the whole family was involved. We had pointers for quail, hounds for deer and we had to tend to all of them. My earliest hunting memory was being carried out of my uncles dove field on my dad's shoulder because I was to tired to walk.I was maybe 5 years old.
The guns, especially shotguns, were prized possessions. The shotgun was the main tool used for all types of hunting. My dad had a double barrel for birds and a Ithaca pump for deer. He finally wore the pump out and got a Remmy 1100 from the Otasco store in town when I was around 9. I remember going with him to pick it up about 40 years ago.