And here is a challenge: How do you hunt with a toddler in the vehicle and keep him happy?
Number one rule I would have to say is to have a healthy supply of snacks and drinks. Toys and old cell phones that you don't use anymore work well. And one of my key successes - Dora the Explorer on DVD! It never fails. They may even learn Spanish in the process:-))
With teenagers, involve them. Give them responsibilities and help them feel like they are an important part of the process.
And the most important thing is, "Don't take yourself so damn seriously!" (Dr. Wayne Dyer, The Power of Intention)
The point of being out there is to enjoy the outdoors as best as possible, and to teach our kids to do the same. HAVE FUN ..... and so will your kids. They will grow up to love it, and keep on wanting to do it.
Also, take the time to enjoy other activities such as playing in the snow or target practicing.
Target practicing on the family ranch.
Taking a break to play in a skiff of snow one morning.
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Another Tip: As your kids grow and start to understand the difference between quiet and loud, take them on hikes and practice doing both. That way come hunting season, they will be able to be quiet when needed, some of the time at least, and when you are just out having fun hiking, they can be loud to keep the bears away. Happy training!