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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  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.

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

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

  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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