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.