Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Archery Forums > Bowhunting
 How much should we teach? >

How much should we teach?

Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.

How much should we teach?

Old 07-16-2005, 06:00 AM
Boone & Crockett
PABowhntr's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Lehigh County PA USA
Posts: 12,157
Default RE: How much should we teach?

...when they end up taking the lead on their own. I am still learning from my dad and he is 77 years old. I don't think we ever stop learning but little by little he will do his own thing.
PABowhntr is offline  
Old 07-16-2005, 06:30 AM
ram96's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Port Matilda PA USA
Posts: 344
Default RE: How much should we teach?

I am still learning things myself after several years of hunting, and passing on what I learn to my friends. We are never to old to learn or teach.

Besides don't we get on these sites to share info and learn from others??
ram96 is offline  
Old 07-16-2005, 06:51 AM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7,869
Default RE: How much should we teach?

When you stop being his Dad. Letting him be is a form of teaching. He will have questions to ask.

Said in my best Forest Gump voice.
nodog is offline  
Old 07-16-2005, 09:25 AM
Nontypical Buck
Sniper151's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Cornwall, Pa.
Posts: 1,720
Default RE: How much should we teach?

Mo, sounds like you have done well in the basics of bow hunting with your son. My suggestion to increase his knowledge is to find an approved International Hunter Education Association course. This course will touch base on all aspects of bow hunting from safety to game tracking and upon completion he will receive a certificate of completion that meets all the requirements worldwide for a bow hunter education certificate to purchase a license. It wouldn't hurt to have dad attend the course with his son. Even experienced hunter will learn something from this instruction.
Good Hunting...
Sniper151 is offline  
Old 07-16-2005, 09:39 AM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Durant Oklahoma Durant, OK
Posts: 109
Default RE: How much should we teach?

My son has also turned 14 this month and I hope to still be teaching him for a long time to come hopefully some day he will have something to teach me.He's a good boy just a little hard headed but so was I when I was his age.
bubba74701 is offline  
Old 07-16-2005, 08:52 PM
Typical Buck
Jollyarcher's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central PA
Posts: 590
Default RE: How much should we teach?

It sounds as if you've done well in providing the direction he needs. My Dad hunted with me about as many times as I can count on one hand. I really would have liked to have him with me everytime I went to the woods, and still wish that even today. Learning as you go takes a great deal of time, often to find you've sought information from sources once thought accurate.

As a father, I would go with him as long as you are able. Only shadow him if he needs room, but always be available. He'll appreciate it as he grows older and you'll still be able to tutor, all the while sharing inhisoutdoor success. My son just turned 13, took his first last seasonand I'll go as long as I'm able. No matter how good he becomes, you'll still be able to contribute... it's a Dad thing.
Jollyarcher is offline  
Old 07-16-2005, 11:44 PM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 227
Default RE: How much should we teach?

Most of the time, you don't get the chance to step aside. They push you aside first!!. There's no absolute answer , but if you maintain a close relationship, you'll just know when it's time. I suspect you're a good father who cares about his son, and that's what really matters .

By the way, what part of cent. Missouri are you from?? I'm going to bowhunt some in North central missouri this fall. Never have before, was just wondering what it was like... and good luck with your son!!!
captain backstrap is offline  
Old 07-17-2005, 01:43 AM
Typical Buck
Jack Ryan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mitchell Indiana
Posts: 855
Default RE: How much should we teach?

ORIGINAL: mobowhuntr

At what point do we step aside (not abandon) and let them learn the rest on their own?
You won't need to stepaside. He'll knock you out of the way pretty soon.
Jack Ryan is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
03-12-2008 09:20 AM
Black Powder
04-19-2007 02:39 PM
02-07-2007 07:44 AM
04-11-2004 09:04 PM
09-21-2002 09:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Quick Reply: How much should we teach?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.