I was about 6 when I caught my first salmon, my Mom took me down to mouth of Elk when you could drive right to the spot. And ever since then I was addicted to fishing. When I turned 11 years old I took my hunters education in school . Bought my first shotgun for 5 bucks a 16 gauge Ivers Johnson single shot and became very good at not missing grouse. We had great Grouse numbers in the early 70s-80s here in Northwestern Pa. My Mom and Dad were not together after I turned 6 so nobody in our family could understand why I liked hunting and fishing because nobody did these things ? I was caught a couple of times hunting without an adult but I didn't have anybody to hunt with so the deputy didn't burn me so to speak. He even said if I wanted to go hunting he would take me. I went to his house and he was at work so I went anyhow. Used to take my shotgun to school broke down in my gym bag and leave it with the principal along with shells and hunting vest and hunt after school all the way home through the woods , Never looked back just drove on and I'm 56 now, Have mentored several young fellas who wanted to fish and hunt and have had a lot of good times catching steel and walleyes, calling deer and turkey in for others to get their first harvest.