Update: West Virginia Schools To Teach Hunting 101

We covered this bill's original proposal early last month. Click here to see the original post. Now, the legislation has passed.

From the Charleston Daily Mail:

_West Virginia schools will be able to offer hunting education classes, but state lawmakers have decided against making the courses mandatory.

The legislation says students in grades 6 through 12 can take courses in safety skills, wilderness training and basic instruction in firearms, although loaded weapons will not be used._

Also check out this New York Times story, which covers this legislation, the overall decline in hunting participation, and proposed solutions in more depth.