But what, I ask you, is our best means for achieving this? “Take a kid hunting” makes a great bumper sticker, but the details can be devilish. For example, special “youth” hunting seasons are being used by more states, yet some hunters criticize them as a special opportunity that shouldn’t be granted. Or others point out (perhaps correctly) that a one-weekend event does not a life-long hunter make, and that we should be focused on projects/season with a long-term approach. Finally, many states lower minimum age requirements, and find that critics come out of the woodwork to wonder if youngsters of that ilk are responsible enough to trust with firearms.