Two Kingsley-Pierson high schoolers put their heads together and started a Pheasants Forever youth chapter.As I posted Guns and schools can mix, some schools understand the importance of firearms in society and are not joining the hoplophobes. They are actually encouraging firearms through conservation and competition.
Senior Dustin Slota and junior Matt Steffen signed a charter last week establishing a youth chapter of Pheasants Forever, which joins 105 adult chapters in Iowa.
The high school chapter is only the second of its kind in the nation -- the first was established last year by an Oskaloosa [Iowa] student.
Teens' Pheasants Forever youth chapter second in nation
Sounds like they are off to a good start with the right focus:
"One of the bigger things is teaching them gun safety and how to be around guns," Matt said.
Dustin said gun safety is the No. 1 key kids need to learn when handling firearms.
"We feel very strongly about gun safety," he said.