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I used to sit on the foot platform and my uncle was in the seat, when he hit me with his right knee that meant there coming from the right, same left, and tap on the head means their coming from behind us. Just seeing the deer in the woods was great for me as a kid, not many harvest went on as I spooked them. I'm also starting my son hunting this year, I set up a double ladder stand in the back yard and my son act like it's his tree house, so i know he's comfortable

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24 minutes ago, HNTRDIVER said:

 I'm also starting my son hunting this year, I set up a double ladder stand in the back yard and my son act like it's his tree house, so i know he's comfortable

That's so great Diver, enjoy it, the time goes way too fast.  

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Ground blind all the way that all I hunt out of .like other have said bring snacks drinks . good luck

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Don't be on edge when hunting with your kid. It will not be about you getting a deer but about her having a good time, and that can not be stressful. The blind is the way to go 

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2 hours ago, Lunatic said:

Don't be on edge when hunting with your kid. It will not be about you getting a deer but about her having a good time, and that can not be stressful. 

:agree:  :agree:  :agree:

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Deer Mr Yoda, congratulations to you for your love of the outdoors and the challenge to pass along your passion of the quest!

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Question is who wants we want our kids to want we we love don't happen talk to them wishing and hey 

Give em a hug.

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Maybe try small game first...I know with my son he can't sit still or shut up for more then 30 sec. so for now we are just rabbit and squirrel hunting...but when it is time to take him I'm going to put him in a blind with me till he seems to understand the sit still part ...then we have to work on the don't yell ' daddy look the deer is coming!' lol

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I use both ground blind and double ladder stand with a blind around it 

I don’t take my daughter bow hunting only with the slug gun deer hunting, upland hunting and turkey hunting 

I bring headphones for when she gets bored so she can watch a cartoon on my phone.

She will be 5 soon and has been coming with me the last two seasons, a lot last season. she absolutely loves going and I love her going.

They’re going to scare game away it’s part of learning, if your not prepared or don’t have the patience for that to happen then don’t take them until they’re older if they still want to go. You want to make it fun and exciting.

 

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Appreciate all the replies. Sounds like a ground blind is the way to go. As far as being antsy, this will have zero to do with my daughter being there. The few times I've sat on the ground I'm just stressed because I can't see anywhere near as much as I do in a treestand.

And yeah, I'm already preparing myself for the "Daddy deer!" that's bound to be blurted out. LOL I just hope we see some deer and I know she'll be hooked from there on out.

David

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Not sure if you typically bait or not but if you can set up your ground blind taking advantage of some thicker foliage on the sides of the shooting lane with the bait, it becomes easier to relax knowing that they can't see you until you see them first if you are paying attention.  It's worked for us.  Just make sure the little ones are involved in the planning, set-up and hunt itself.

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Started my oldest at 5 with a ground blind that I put a outdoor carpet in. Used to let him bring his army men and he would play on the floor while I watched for deer. Always kept the hunts short and never killed a deer while hunting with him in the blind. Once he got older he graduated to a two man tree stand and killed his first deer from that stand. Good luck with the introduction to hunting.

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