My son turns six before next season, which means he is old enough to shoot a deer next year. For you other dads, at what age did you start letting your kids get in a tree? It would be a two man ladder stand so I am with him and he would absolutely be in a safety harness and life line. He has been going with me for two seasons but only in the ground blind. I am thinking about going up in a tree with him so we do not lose a lot of cross bow bolts when he shoots. I am looking at buying a cross bow and a two man stand for next year because he is not strong enough to pull back enough draw weight on a regular bow.