So prior to 3 years ago my hunting consisted of chasing the biggest and baddest critter I could find with the occassional toss in of a meat hunt to try to fill the freezer..Since then my life has completely changed with of course the birth of my son. Now I look forward to simply chasing a grouse or hare or whatever comes by when my boys time comes. I think introducing kids to hunting early is extremely importand and the rewards can be greater then any 10' bear or 44" sheep... The proof is in the pics...just look around at this very forum and some of the recent pics of the young boy with his deer and look at Bronco's kids in the unit 13 thread...their smiles say it all. So what I ask stems from the other thread where BrianM brought up introducing his kids to a dead animal and the process of taking care of the coyote he took over the weekend.
I have wondered the exact thing he posted and would like to hear all of your opinions about when is it the right time to introduce them to the more bloody part of the work..like skinning ,gutting ect.. Even at 3 with his toy guns and such I teach him saftey,we talk about hunting and putting food on the table from what we harvest but is there or shoud there be a difference when it comes to the gory part of our work and or showing them a dead animal.. I know for some it is a way of life and others a sport so I do and will appreciate any and all opinions..