• Hunting is too dangerous for kids
    November 30,2012
     

    Hunting is too dangerous for kids

    The story in the newspapers about the 7-year-old child who got lost in the woods after “hunting with family” is both appalling and terrible parenting. Taking a 7-year-old, or for that matter any child, hunting is risky and inappropriate. In this case the child wasn’t shot by accident, as is usually the case in these accidents while hunting, but got lost overnight in freezing cold weather. I wonder where the parents were? Deer hunting is dangerous enough already without exposing your kids to the bullets buzzing by your head from other hunters shooting at everything that moves. That’s not including your own rifle going off by accident and killing your best friend or kids. Just ask Dick Cheney, who shot his buddy while quail hunting. The 78-year-old victim had a heart attack after getting shot by Cheney.

    So, leave the kids at home and go hunting yourself if you have to. If people are in the woods with children they better stay close to them.

    Tom King

    Shaftsbury

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