By Matt Staser
With the upcoming hunting seasons here or soon to be here, many are finding themselves not as prepared as they thought. That is includes me. I look at the calendar and quickly realize that bow season starts in less than a week but more importantly, our youth gun season for deer starts in just over two weeks. As we frantically try and get everything ready, I reflect on what we did last year in preparation for my kid’s first year behind the sights.
Their whole lives I have kept a gun in their hands as much as I could. But I don’t let them run around the house with dart guns or other toy guns as I believe at a real young age, that instills a false sense of security with handling the real thing. So I take advantage of my love for shooting and let them experience everything shooting that I can offer them. If they are curious, I want it to be around me and not someone else. If they want to shoot something and I can make it happen, I will. To a point. There is obviously a safety line and I will abide by it.