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Young Guns: Setting Up a Youth Hunt
10 TIPS FOR SETTING UP A YOUTH HUNT
1) Before you put a high-powered rifle in youngsters' hands, have them practice shooting on a range with a .22 rifle. You might even start with a BB gun. By doing this, you'll eliminate the possibility of their developing the very real fears of recoil and sound. It will also build confidence, and will help familiarize them with how a firearm works. Then, when the time comes to let these youngsters shoot a "big" gun under actual hunting conditions, they'll be so caught up in the moment that they won't have time to be fearful. This especially applies to young girls.
2) For a fairly close shot, manipulate food plots so that the most desirable deer food is less than 100 yards away. Bring candy, video games, an I-Pod or something to keep your child entertained while sitting in the stand.
3) Bring along important shooting aids -- a bi-pod, sandbags, or a cushion to prop the gun over the shooting rail. In other words, make it as easy as possible on the young hunter....
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