That's just really awesome. I don't have grandkids yet (and better not have any for a very long time...lol) I have two daughters, their 11 and 9. My 11 year old got 4 deer last year when she was 10. My 9 yr old got her 1st deer this year when she was 8... just a month before turning 9. All deer were taken with a crossbow.
To see kids out there enjoying the outdoors... well it always brings a smile to my face. For the kids... well those are moments they will cherish forever. And it also gives them a trail in the direction of how to raise their kids. There is nothing as pure as enjoying time with kids outdoors. Wether it be hunting, fishing, camping, ect... in the outdoors we rely on eachother to make the day memorable. Its quality time without the aid of TV, theaters, shopping malls, electronics, ect. The best and most cherished memories are those created in the outdoors.
My 11 year old got deer on her first three trips hunting. She had to work for the fourth. So far this year she's only gotten one. But its actually not as hard on her coming home empty handed as you may think. Cause every day in the woods she learns something new, which in turn makes her a better hunter. Plus success is not measured by the quantity of game... but instead is measured by how you compose yourself... a responsible and respectful hunter of nature, others, and the woods... well that's success. So if your grandson gets discouraged when he returns home without a tagged animal, just remind him that he still had a successful day and that he's still not coming home empty handed cause he gained some special memories that can be cherished forever.
Good luck to you and your grandson. And thank you for taking a child hunting and teaching him how to enjoy life.
Have a safe, great, and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Edited by lovetohunt, 28 November 2013 - 11:11 AM.