I’m 16 and I want to hunt. My dad is a very experienced shooter and has never hunted before, he says he never had interest… and because of that he has alot of knowledge in guns but none in hunting at all. I am interested in starting, but have no idea where to start.
I want to become very proficient at shooting a .22 before I ever step in the field, I want to be able to get clean kills and not wound an animal and let it die. My dad is gonna start taking me down to the shooting ranges to shoot .22’s, and I am buying a .22 Benjamin 392 air rife to practice at home when I can’t go to the range. Now because neither of us have licenses, I understand we have to go through a hunters ed. course and stuff like that.
I want to start out hunting squirrels and other small game until I get good enough to do bigger stuff, but I’m only gonna start hunting once I’m confident in my shooting abilities. I also went out to the library and picked up some hunting books and reading them. Are hunters friendly to new comers, both adult and young? What should I know about hunting that is useful? Any other tips? anything useful is appreciated thank you guys.