Shooting is something that I've been into from as early as I can remember. I always had an air rifle and was using a shotgun from about 10 or 11 and have enjoyed shooting very much.
Now my daughter who was 4 in January has always loved the outdoors and has been around things I've brought home since she was walking. She got involved plucking geese in December just before she was 2, has helped skinning rabbits, deer etc, been involved in processing them and enjoyed eating them. I have never hid anything from her and answered her questions honestly giving her the facts not the "Bambi" version. She has used my air rifle set in the prone (it's too heavy for her to hold properly) on targets and seems to understand that some things are shot and some are not and the reasons why. She can identify a number of birds by sight and even a couple by their call alone. She has been stalking with me but needs to learn to be a little more quiet, too much chatter. I bought a bolt action .410 which I shortened the stock so that she could handle it and she just recently shot her first squirrel, as a proud dad I posted a write up on here and one comment was along the lines of thinking his sons may be a bit too young to shoot (taking a life).
At what age did you start shooting, if you can remember that far back.
How young was your son / daughter when you started them off shooting & what do you think is an ideal age & why?