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Check out the demographics of this poll

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Jan 21, 2008.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It's a poll by Remington asking how long you've been hunting or shooting. The vast majority replied 20+ years.

    While it's an unscientific poll, nevertheless it speaks volumes about the need to get more people involved. Trap clubs, for example, need to get a lot more aggressive with youth programs.
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'd be raising hell over the school getting rid of donated materials at the next school board meeting.

    For what it's worth, the public schools my kids attend and have attended here actually have hunting magazines and even books.
     
  3. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    Times have changed. Kids have to many other activities. Parents don't have time for their kids. To many liberals teaching their values to your children. To many other children with those liberal values imposing them on this generation of kids.

    I can remember shooting on a Jr. NRA team in high school, taught by a teacher, practiced in the basement of the high school, shot against other schools usually in the same gym they played basketball in. Try that today.

    Also I feel the military draft put firearms in the hands of many who had never touched a gun and many of these men are our shooters of today.

    If is to be passed on it is totally up to us as parents and grandparents to instill the love of hunting, shooting and the respect that both deserve.

    Don
     
  4. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    The youth shooting program at Markham Park in S. Florida is a rousing success. We started out with 4 kids (10-to not 18) about 18 months ago and now have over 140 kids signed up. There was never a problem in getting the kids to come out, it was showing the parents the safety classes and written test the kids had to go through to be allowed to shoot to overcome the fears some parents had.

    The kids shoot every Monday night for practice and then games and ATA registered once a month. We have signed up over 50 kids as new ATA members. We offer the new shooters use of the clubs 20ga shotguns to learn the basics. Now almost all the kids have their own shotguns.

    When we see some youngster who couldn't hit more than 5 out of 25 to begin with now smoking targets from the 25 yd line, it makes us feel great for the time and effort we put into the program.



    Eric
     
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