Friendly corn producing folks, lovers of Busch Light, and fans of the great outdoors. So much so, that a couple school districts in Iowa will be adding hunting courses to their physical education curriculum.
According to RadioIowa, North Butler and Clarksville Community School Districts will now offer a mandatory hunter safety course to all 7th and 8th grade students as part of the PE curriculum. Students in grades 9 through 12 will be given a chance to take voluntary classes.
“What we do best is educate our kids,” said Superintendent Joel Foster. “We feel if we educate our kids in how to use weapons responsibly, how to respect them, understand it’s not a video game and those sort of things, that maybe we’ll cut down on our chances of having a severe incident.”
Naturally, parents who do not want their children to participate in the safety training can choose to opt out of the class.