I dint want to hijack Northwestalaska's thread, but he did touch on something I firmly belive in.; Start them young.
I haul my kids around, and now the oldest ones are beside me.
The Fact is you cant learn to hunt unless your actually doing so. It take the experiance.
My kids and some of what we do...
My daughter Mary's first Caribou. She layed down and shot it wwith my M-39. Being a heavy rifle, and she being 8, she layed down, and rested ina hole with the rifle on the Tundra.
One shot and it hit th eside of the neck, comming out the top of th eshoulder...kida weird.
My sons brought this Harbor seal home after checking Net for their mom. We couldnt figure out "how" they got it in the boat!!!
My younger son Jon harpooned it and they took the "nantucket sleigh ride" around Kiwalik Lagoon, untill it tired and they clubbed it.Then they pulled it in the boat.
Gees my oldest son shot for breakfast...ahhh, shot untill he was outta shells! LOL!
The family that plucks together eats together.
A Caribou Jon shot when we were almost home.....
I really would like to see a forum based on the "Subsistance" ideal.
mostly(not all) of this board is trophy hunting and such, and a forum that we can post plenty of pictures insted of only 4, and a wide variety of topics could be touched on.I belive you would get alot more information, input as well as tips from bush Alaska that way. Most people in the bush hunt a bit differently than gets posted here, and for different reasons, seasons and animals. Most hunters in Village Alaska hunt all year around to boot .
Just an idea.