This story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is about a group of inner city kids who went on a mentored pheasant hunt as part of the Wisconsin DNR’s Learn to Hunt program. It’s a great feel-good story: a bunch of kids who otherwise might never have had a chance to go hunting got to experience the outdoors, gun dogs, and the rush of a pheasant flushing in their faces.
We should thank everyone involved, even, if you can believe it, the Institute to Stop Gun Violence in Milwaukee. According to the story, the Institute covered some of the costs of the program. Apparently someone there understands that there are good uses of guns as well as bad uses, and that kids who learn to use guns for hunting are less – not more — likely to shoot one another.