Nate dishes his advice for getting newbies started in shooting and says that selecting the right firearm for any kid requires the parent, guardian or instructor, to decide what that person is safely capable of shooting. Once you come to a decision, Nate stresses the importance of first teaching them firearm safety, to keep themselves and others around them safe, before they are ever allowed to shoot. Depending on their age and physical capabilities, Nate says that a .22 caliber rifle is a great place to start for almost any age because it’s fun to shoot and not physically punishing on your shoulder like some larger caliber rifles. As an avid archer, Nate also gives his take on when to introduce kids to bowhunting and why crossbows are becoming very popular with younger shooters. Finally, if you’re planning a father/daughter or father/son hunt this fall, Nate weighs in with where to start. He admits he has hunted a lot of incredible places and has had the opportunity to take awesome animals, but says he wants his son’s first experience hunting to be in the same hills and woods where he got his start. Nate recommends finding out what species intrigues the child your mentoring the most, and then planning a hunt based off of their interests. He’ll highlight how important it is to make it a positive and fun experience and also reminds hunters that it’s all about enjoying the outdoors. All too often hunters feel the industry pressures of making sure they only take a mature animal with an impressive rack. Nate says to throw all of that out the window and instead let your kid tag the animal they want and focus more on having fun and teaching the foundation of hunting skills and ethics. Tune in for this Father’s Day centered feature with Nate Hosie from HeadHuntersTV.