I have no idea how to get someone interested in shooting that apparently has no current interest. I can only tell you about our experiences with my son and now his son's. In our case ours is basically a hunting and fishing family. We camped and fished a lot in the Sierras as he was growing up. He even traveled with us on our out of state hunts before he could walk. He was always interested in fishing and hunting and I think that is partly because every family member participated.
As far as his son's go my son works in a hunting and fishing environment so his son's have been exposed to the out of doors forever. He also takes them to family day camps that involve shooting, sponsored by CWA. They even take kids from their baseball or football teams that have never even seen a real gun before. I have never attended one but every body said they are great family events. They have raffles for the kids and in fact both of my grandsons have won lifetime hunting license certificates in the last two years. They have to pass the hunter safety course but when they do they then get a lifetime license. I think exposure to the out of doors is where it starts. However one of my best longtime hunting buddies has one son who doesn't shoot at all. Just not interested. His other son hunts a lot.
Good luck. One thing I will add is if you can get him interested make sure he has some success and that it is fun. Don't force it. Example if you take him fishing try to make sure he lands some fish. If you take him shooting let him shoot clay targets on the ground or something that indicates he hit it. Younger shooters love to see the targets break. No glass or anything that will pollute. A shoot and see target might be OK but my grandsons would rather watch a target flip over or break. The oldest one is now shooting thrown clay birds so he is now into it.
Also about the dirt bike when we were a few years younger we were serious water skiers. I really was looking forward to teaching my son to water ski. He never would. He would tube but not ski. He just wanted to fish. We sold the ski boat and purchased a fishing boat and never looked back. I also own a Fat Cat Honda that he would never ride. He now wants it for his son's.
Edited by Grncrestliner, 14 July 2018 - 07:15 AM.