One way to get kids interested in hunting is to take them on a blood trail. I have a friend who makes every recovery of a bow-shot whitetail a family event. Even when he sees the deer go down he leaves it in the woods, drives home to assemble the family, and everyone participates in finding the deer. This has all necessary elements of a cool outdoor experience; camaraderie, mystery, observation, recovery, and respect. Jeff starts his kids on blood trails at a very young age, and they have all developed into fine hunters.