My son who is now 26 started hunting with me at age 6, not because of a law, but because I thought at that age he could handle going. He never killed anything until he was 12, which was a squirrel and he didn't kill his first deer until age 15, both by himself. My daughter age 28 just like going, but never wanted to kill anything. My 13 yo son doesn't care a thing about hunting. The whole getting up early, bugs, uncomfortable temperatures, killing an animal, etc, doesn't appeal to him, but he does like fishing. some folks just don't like hunting. My 9 yo is like me, always ready to go, if we don't kill anything he's good with it, just a chance to go his all he wants. This past year I bought him a Cricket 22, which we did a lot of shooting with. Went Dove hunting, squirrel hunting, and deer hunting. While no animals were harmed in these endeavors he carried his gun, loaded it and was ready to shoot with it while I sat next to him. I gotta tell y'all though when we went deer hunting, seeing him holding my grandpas 20 gauge loaded with a slug and 2 OO buckshot sure brought back some good memories of when I carried that gun.