Illinois passes law allowing hunting education classes a part of the school day

Illinois is now another state to pass hunting education to be a part of the school curriculum. This is just another state to pass such as a law, after Minnesota passed one in late May, that we reported here. While this will be available to all school districts in Illinois, it is an optional adaptation to each school systems to integrate it into their school day.

What’s unique here is that the Illinois house and senate along with the governor are democratic controlled.

“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?”

No firearms, or ammunition will be brought into the classrooms, but visits to local gun ranges are up to the students outside of school hours. There is no set age minimum on obtaining a hunting licenses in Illinois.


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