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Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7383543
10/20/21 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
Providence Farm , the boy is his looks just like all his other kids

he knows he only took the shell out of one barrel , then finally got around to pulling the second trigger and got a surprise.


So the all the kids look like his wife then? wink That many years I would think the powder would have broke down and shell stuck in the chamber. Kidding of course... Well partially.

Strange things happen. My first kids were a one shot mission accomplished. Then my wife had trouble had two she lost. So had to have progesterone therapy with my 11-year-old. Will behold my 9-year-old was a complete surprise birth control baby no problems at all.

Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: loosanarrow] #7383544
10/20/21 08:33 AM
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Take them as soon as they can breath. Our ancestors did and look how we turned out whistle
I had my son in a trap basket on my back at a tender age of "not much."


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Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: loosanarrow] #7383546
10/20/21 08:35 AM
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I carried my 3 as soon as they was potty trained. I had a backpack I would carry them in.


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Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7383554
10/20/21 08:53 AM
10/20/21 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
i waited till my older daughter was about 10 , to see me kill a coon , she never when with me again on trap line , my youngest daughter was with me hunting and trapping when she could walk, I would put her in pack basket , she love everything about the outdoors


I think there's a lot to this comment here. I think starting them young, like 4 years old young, is the key... BEFORE they get brainwashed by school and Disney. I remember watching Bambi when I was 7 or so. I think my mom was expecting me to get upset when they shot his mother. I wasn't a bit upset by it though... I was well used to deer being killed every fall by that point.

Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: loosanarrow] #7383609
10/20/21 09:45 AM
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I started my boy going with me about that age and it didnt take him long before he wanted to make his own sets.

By the time he was in Jr High he was a pretty good little hand with a trap, a shot gun or 22, and a fishin pole.


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Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: loosanarrow] #7383640
10/20/21 10:20 AM
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All three grew up exactly like this.

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I have picture of Morgan in pampers cutting caribou meat with a butter knife.


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Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: loosanarrow] #7383667
10/20/21 10:52 AM
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Been taking my daughter with since She was 4 and I went with my old man at that age. Soon as they can walk good there old enough.

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Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: loosanarrow] #7383674
10/20/21 10:57 AM
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Been bringing my kids since they were very little (probably 2 1/2 years). For the first couple years I just distracted them when I had to dispatch an animal, but they have both seen me shoot critters from a very young age and it seems to have not affected them either way - no nightmares, etc.
I expect if I had to do a fox or coyote it may be a different story as they look like a dog, but otherwise they are keen to see Dad succeed in the field be it trapping or hunting.


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Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: loosanarrow] #7383702
10/20/21 11:37 AM
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It should be required before a kid sees their first Disnsy movie




Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: loosanarrow] #7383790
10/20/21 01:12 PM
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I have no kids , but I have nieces and nephews. My oldest niece 15 now usually harvest a deer every year and likes fishing . my nephew is 3 took him on trapline last year caught 4 coon that 1st trip out with me he talked about that trip to the woods for weeks lol. He is ready for coon season to hit in November. I bought him a raccoon do starter kit for his bday . the youngest niece is 18 months she will tag along with me prolly next season. All 3 of them no death because im always butchering quail, rabbits and processing deer in the fall. Kids are resilient and I think the earlier you show them this stuff the better understanding of life they get.

When oldest niece was 5 I was butchering rabbits at that time I had 100 does and bunnies everywhere . she never has shown a problem to it other than this day.

I'm out there butchering and one of our friends show up with there kid this boys 2 years older then the niece and not been around it at all they go play for awhile then the little later the niece and the boy come up and watch. We are explaining things to them my niece dispatches one and the boy lost it why did you kill that little bunny he cried . my niece looks at me and says well you've butcherd enough bunnies for the day you can stop. Lol pretty sure she was just looking out for the sensitivity of the boy. Because thats the only time she has ever said anything to me about stop butchering the animals

Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: white dog] #7383819
10/20/21 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by white dog
It should be required before a kid sees their first Disnsy movie


and the media lie begins for them


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Re: Is age 4-1/2 too young? [Re: loosanarrow] #7383877
10/20/21 03:31 PM
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Well it did not happen today, but we sure had fun with dad workventure. Talked to the landowner, and he says he called the surveyor because two hobby trappers last season did not solve the problem. Typical around here. Thats what makes me worth the $ is how I look at it.

Thanks for all the thoughts and advice. Seems unanimous, and I most certainly will explain everything and I am thinking it might be a good experience to butcher and pressure can this first one since it will be his first time to witness the whole process. He loves canned beaver meat, so time to connect the dots.

Now that i have heard it from so many, I realize that what you are all saying just “feels right” and seems very natural.

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