I believe I was 12 when I first went hunting. Dad never hunted, never been the outdoorsy type. I started hunting with cousins and uncles. I'm glad they hunted b/c I don't know what I'd do with my spare time otherwise.
The first time I held my own license I was 9, but I had been going with dad at 5 or 6. I am 48 now and have held at least a deer license every year sense. Wish I could say that I got to shoot something every year but I learned or taught something with each experience.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...