Klancy the littlest hunter.
I had my little girl Klancy out in the bush hunting pigs at 6 months in a back pack. I carried a pair of earmuffs for her and only took the shots that gave me enough time to get her ready!
I picked up a savage single shot .22 with a mini, pink laminated stock and a peep sight and I will have her onto it as soon as she shows a real interest at cracking off a shot; given progress to date, I would say she will be 3 or 4? All very strictly supervised, and she will not be shooting at animals for a long time yet, this will take some maturity.
Klancy has hunted pigs, rabbits and fallow deer with me here at home and has hunted with me in Limpopo and North West province. Klancy is now 19 months old and we have another baby due in 4 weeks.
So I'd buy the gun, and hold onto it until they can get behind the butt, point the thing over a rest and shoot a tin can with daddy sitting beside them. I have attached just a couple of what must be hundreds of photos of my number one girl and I out on the hunt...
Fun times ahead!