The New Hampshire Youth Turkey Hunting weekend rings in the spring turkey season with a bang. It is one of the most popular events for young outdoorsmen and it is a wonderful place to get in some quality time with your child. It also provides for a way to safely introduce your child to the craft of woodsmanship and hunting during a prime season without placing them at risk. Families come from all over the country to participate and you can register online to make sure you get your place in the starting line.
Learning the rules
You are going to need to become familiar with the New Hampshire rules and regulations for adult and youth hunting before you go. Fortunately, both can be accessed online. The special rules for youth turkey hunting are set apart from the rest because of the popularity of the sport and the season. There are also some online hunting courses available that you can watch together before you come to make sure that your child is prepared for the reality of the hunt, and knows more about how to hunt successfully.
Preparing for spring in New Hampshire
If you aren’t from the area, or New England, you might want to take some time to make sure that your gear is suitable for a spring weekend outdoors in New Hampshire. One thing you don’t want to do is to look at the temperature and decide that it is appropriate to dress light. The mountains of the region can cause surprise weather fronts that may bring sleet during a spring hunt, or even snow. You should also be aware that the alternate name for the spring hunting season is ‘mud season.’ Make sure that you and your child have all the appropriate gear for wading through swollen creeks and muddy fields so that could feet and damp clothes don’t bring your adventure to an early end. If you do arrive and get caught unprepared for the weather there are many outfitters in the state that can help you to quickly shore up your supplies and get out into the woods so you don’t miss a thing.
Building stronger bonds
Hunting with your son or daughter is one of the few ways left to really build the kind of strong family bonds that were common in the golden days of family. It gives you the chance to not only pass on your love of hunting and the outdoors, but teaching the skills involved with hunting can do wonders to boosting your child’s self-esteem and affirming your love and commitment to them. While building strong bonds with your child is the goal, you want to make sure you have the right balance of age appropriate entertainment, food and comfortable lodging. Given the tone of the modern age, it may be too much to expect a weekend in a tent to go over well so pace the experience and get in a little bit of everything.