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Old December 11, 2007, 11:00 AM   #1
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My dream child!

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/...f=mpvideosview
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Old December 12, 2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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That is awesome, I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter. Hmmm..... I wonder what I should get her for Christmas now... I think a 45-70 may be a little large for her. What about .30-06?

Ahh, maybe I should wait until she is 3, oh well...
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Old December 12, 2007, 03:02 PM   #3
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That's awesome - I'm so ashamed - my nephews are 8 and 5 and they've never even been hunting. At least they have shot the airguns though, thanks to me. If they were my kids instead of nephews, they'd have hunted by now. That video and that kid are an inspiration.
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Old December 12, 2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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Good stuff.

I struggle all the time with the big "how old" question and have realized there are so many variables involved, it is impossible to say. My oldest, 12, struggles with ADHD and anxiety. I am still not ready to let him shoot a .22, let alone a center fire. My next oldest, 6, is ready to go right now, but trying to let him go, while prohibiting his older brother from going is not fair to either one. Then add in a 5 year-old, who thinks he can do anything his brothers can do...

We are working on archery together - might be the solution to getting them in the woods to hunt for real. Last year, I took them each for an overnight seperately during bow season. They got to go out with me and with Grampa seperately.

I tell you, it is a nerve-racking tight rope to balance everything and hope it is the right thing. Too bad kids don't come with a user's manual to give you all the right intervals...

Now we added a 2 year-old daughter to the mix....
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Old December 12, 2007, 08:40 PM   #5
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Wow, very impressive! I wonder what caliber rifle did the kid use on the bear?
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Old December 13, 2007, 03:04 AM   #6
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That is awesome, I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter. Hmmm..... I wonder what I should get her for Christmas now... I think a 45-70 may be a little large for her. What about .30-06?

Ahh, maybe I should wait until she is 3, oh well...
come now, what are these "managed recoil" loads for?
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Old December 13, 2007, 09:12 AM   #7
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Thats a great video. I wonder what kind of gun he was using. My 5 yr old has a .22lr and a .410 but I don't belive I would let him shoot a high powered rifle just yet.
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Old December 13, 2007, 10:02 PM   #8
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bclark, lol - Right - the managed recoil loads are for 3-5 year olds. When they hit 5, they get full powered .30-06!!

Dave, I feel ya - I can't even imagine how youens guys with ONE kid do it, let alone multiple shorties!
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