WalkinHunter wrote:Come on folks, act like adults. Taking a 4 year old hunting is just plain stupid. Yes, there are laws against it. The child has not pass the Illinois Hunter Safety Course. Hunting in Illinois is NOT a spectator sport. Youth hunts do NOT allow the adults to hunt, shoot ducks. So if the adult was hunting ducks he is in violation. Over all the parent set a bad example. Not only as a parent but as a hunter.
I have raised children, done a great job. Yes they hunt and shoot. I did the right thing, I waited until they were 10. No problems.
Alright im not going to sit on here and say you are a good or bad parent because I dont know you. Sounds to me like you are that Mr. Perfect that that does nothing wrong. Thats just me though. If taking a 4 year old hunting is just plain stupid, who is to say that you waiting til your kids turned 10 before you took them hunting isnt stupid???? Hunting anywhere in this great nation is being a spectator. If it wasnt they would call it KILLING and not HUNTING.
Guess what Mr. Hunter... I was hunting, calling, eating, and introducing my son to the outdoors so if you dont like what I did as a GREAT and PROUD parent call the local authorities where I live (I have their numbers if you need them) and let them know what I did. As a matter of fact I contacted one of them myself to give the hunting report and fill him in on the trip. Nothing but praise from him for introducing a kid to the outdoors. Dude get a life and tend to your children and stay off my thread. I will continue to take my son hunting and you continue to tell me how to do a GREAT job raising my son.
I am a Deputy Sheriff in My County and see non stop what happens to kids if they dont have early intervention in their lives. So with that being said I will do everyting in my power to make sure my child doesnt go down the path I have seen other youth go down.
Thanks for your input hunter but it is no longer needed here. Have a great time being the GREAT parent you call yourself!