Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Youth Weekend

This was Youth Weekend in Vermont: a weekend of youthful hunting in the woods.

I have twelve fifth and sixth graders in my homeroom. Here are the numbers:
  • 92% have used a gun
  • 67% hunt (deer, moose, bear, game birds, coyote, etc)
  • 58% own their very own hunting rifle
One of my students got a 6-point, 200 lb buck. The 7th grade brother of another student got 3-point, 144 lb buck. A fifth grade girl in another class got a deer, as did another fifth grade boy. I failed to get the details of their hunts.

All of the students take Hunter Safety. They are not going out willy-nilly. And they all go out with a licensed adult.

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4 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of hunting, I'm afraid. Having said that, it's good the kids are being safe with it all.

    I hope you're feeling better now, Andree. Colds can really drag on...so I hope yours is doing the right thing and leaving you alone.

    Take care.

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  2. Are kids in VT allowed to use bows? Do they chose not to?

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  3. happy tuesday.. love the npr music link in the previous post..

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  4. Both of my boys hunt and now it deer season in North Idaho.
    At this very minute there a large heard of elk in the field and elk season is over.

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