Welcome to the forum. I think it's a great thing to bring the kids into shooting and hunting. I also have a great time with my daughter hunting and shooting she's 8. My wife got hooked on her first deer hunt and took a mid 160" mule deer. There sure is a huge amount of pride for me when I see the look and feel the accomplishment of my wife and kid when they shoot a good target when practicing and even more when they take a animal. Good luck with drawing out of state. There is a ton of info here on the forum to help you make a clear decision on were to start.