I'm planning on taking my 8yr son moose hunting for the first time this year. I normally go during the late hunt off the taylor in 20E, but this year I was gonna hunt the earlier hunt (8/24-8/28) with the hope of getting back home before school started. Recently the school district finalized the calender and the first day will be 8/23. I'm not happy but its time he started hunting with dad so its gonna happen regardless.
So here's my questions- is it better to let him miss the first 6 days of school and go on the earlier hunt or miss 9 days on the longer hunt but let him have a week or two of being in a new classroom? Also, if anyone knows of a earlier cow hunt that has good odds I would be very grateful for a PM.
I'm not planning on letting him shoot but he has been shooting his moms 243 and a 30/30 (managed recoil) off a bench with good success so if the right opportunity comes along then we'll see what happens.
Any advice from fellow Parents on how to keep them interested during a long hunt would be welcomed as well. I've already realized the power that hot cider and a candy bar can have on there morale.
Thanks for any and all thoughts on this-Travis