I have two children that imho are two young to hunt. 4 and 5 yo. I do want to start to include them in the proses however. I am moving to Alaska in November and am planing on getting out next year. My son and daughter have both been asking to go with me hunting for the last few years. What would you say is the best age to get them started. I am not asking about letting them dispatch an animal just be in the field with me. I have taken them fishing and i can say my 5y/o daughter has successfully landed on her own the biggest brown that has been in my net (28inch ). Her response was priceless. "Dad what do you mean i cant eat it?" I try to release the breeders and he was certainly mature.
So i have two things im thinking of. One a tree stand over bait after blackies or on foot chasing Caribou. My family hikes fairly regularly and I know my kids can do 2-3 miles right now. I have never hunted in Alaska and still don"t know what to expect. If anyone here has exp with kids and hunting what have you done, what do you recommend, and what should i expect? Thanks for any advise and input!