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#6950943 - 11/07/17 09:52 PM How old were your kids before sitting in a blind?
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Registered: 10/27/13
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Well be taking my daughter this weekend for the first time at 4, I think she’s more excited then I am. She keeps asking we going to deer lease tomorrow? No! She replies, two more days? How many days? She’s a real smart kid and I personally think she’ll do great. She’s not good with noise but we have ear muffs for her. She’ll be sitting with her pawpaw.

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#6950969 - 11/07/17 10:18 PM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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5 or 6 years. 2 hours was eternity for them back then. If you forget a snack, good luck. Bumped it up to 3 hours now 6 years later. Enough for me too. grin I try to alternate weekends with my boy and girl now. Will bring both at same time later in season when it is much cooler and can sit in a warmer blind with sound dampening insulated walls!

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#6950999 - 11/07/17 11:03 PM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Both of mine started around 3. My daughter was always better at it than my son but both did fine. They are 9 and 5 now and I think the 5 year old was better at it when he was 3...

She will have a blast man!!!
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#6951013 - 11/07/17 11:42 PM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Keep them warm and have some snacks ready for them. Mine would fall a sleep after a while. By the time he was 7 he would watch and I could do the sleeping.
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#6951103 - 11/08/17 06:00 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Registered: 09/18/16
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Loc: Longview, TX
My daughter was 6. Killed my biggest deer to date with her in the stand that day too.

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#6951132 - 11/08/17 06:25 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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My wife hunts, so they have all gone really early. Our oldest was in the stand at 4 months. Middle at 6 months.
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#6951145 - 11/08/17 06:32 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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My son around 3, daughter around 8.
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#6951190 - 11/08/17 07:14 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Daughter about 5.

Make sure you bring food, drink and plenty of warmth.
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#6951200 - 11/08/17 07:21 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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My oldest boy still has a hard time sitting still in the blind and he's almost 11.

My other two (3 & 2) are no different so they'll probably be 5-6 years of age before they'll go to the blind.
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#6951207 - 11/08/17 07:28 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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My oldest started last year at 4. Now she will make just about every trip with me I think.
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#6951212 - 11/08/17 07:33 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Registered: 10/16/07
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Oldest daughter was 3 when I first took her. Take coloring books and toys that can keep them occupied when times are slow. Having their own binos is fun so they can look around too. Good luck and just make it fun for them.

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#6951242 - 11/08/17 08:05 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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each kid is going to be different. My boys can not sit still or stop talking . They are ADD , and we only bow hunt . The hang out in the cabin for now but do all the firewood gathering, camera checking , corn filling and walk the recovery with me .
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#6951295 - 11/08/17 08:33 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Registered: 11/06/17
Posts: 38
Loc: Dallas, TX
My dad took me when I was 3.

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#6951312 - 11/08/17 08:41 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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Registered: 12/16/11
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Sitting with me by 4 and shooting at 6 or 7.

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#6951333 - 11/08/17 08:54 AM Re: How old were your kids before sitting in a blind? [Re: Cowboy9215]
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My oldest boy was 3 and we would sit around two hours.... my middle kid is 5 and we can’t sit more than an hour..
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