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Hell Just Froze Over ... Ill. allows Hunters' Ed in Schools

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Patocazador, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Patocazador

    Patocazador Member

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    Illinois passed a bill to allow kids in school to take hunters' ed. as part of the curriculum. Yes, THAT Illinois.

    "Democratic state Rep. Monica Bristow stated, 'Hunting in Illinois is still very popular, and students can learn about hunting as a sport. Hunters have respect for guns,” she told Fox News, underscoring that the legislation stirred no opposition. “If people have to do the education course to obtain a hunting license anyway, why not be able to do this in school?' "

    I looked at the calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1st when I read the story.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/il...asses-in-school-curriculum-with-no-opposition
     
  2. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Some rare good news for my Illinois neighbors.
    We had hunters ed in Iowa way back when I was in school, shot pellet guns in the gymnasium as part of it.
    Wasn't even required for a hunting license then. Now that it is required few, if any, schools have it.
     
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  3. illinoisburt

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    There are a bunch of downstate schools which had it for years. My high school in west central Illinois offered (and still offers) Outdoor Living as a PE class for juniors and seniors. Hunters ed, boating, archery, trap shooting, and fishing for a grade . About 100 kids take the class every semester.
     
  4. Armored farmer

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    The politicians must have figured out a way to make money from it.
     
  5. mokin

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    Small steps. Getting children interested in shooting is huge.

    Armored farmer probably nailed it. Having recently visited Illinois, I realized the great outdoor sports potential that state has. Hopefully, some of the "downstate" effect will start to filter north.
     
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  6. Fine Figure of a Man

    Fine Figure of a Man Member

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    I admire your optimism.
     
  7. Armored farmer

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    I suppose it's possible.
    Our downstate money filters north..

    I'm done.
    I promise.
     
  8. Kingcreek

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    There are 2 Illinois.
    Chicago and the collar counties...
    and the rest of the state. There are enough "downstate" Democrats that still represent their constituents when Mike Madigan allows it.
    I volunteer coached our High School FFA trap shooting team.
     
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  9. LiveLife

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    I am gonna go out and buy some lotto tickets.

    Seriously, that's great news!
     
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  10. Speedo66

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    Something tells me Rep. Bristow does not represent Chicago.
     
  11. Chris76

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    I think schools having hunter safety course in schools is a great idea. I wish Pa schools offered that. I feel we would get many new little hunters that wAy.
     
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