Well, decided to let my oldest (8 1/2) take his hunter's safety class in time for spring turkey. So, we have him signed up for this Sunday. 10 hour class, just hope it's not too long for him to pay attention. I have been the good Dad and instruct him as we go along out in the field, and we've been studying some online material, so hopefully he'll be ready. I took it when I was 8 also, way back when.
He says his goal is to get his first turkey before I do. I have never shot one, and since California has a youth weekend for turkey prior to the start of the regular season, odds are good he will get a shot at one if he passes.
Wish him luck!