Forestry Students Take Hunting Course
Not too long ago, most forestry students were hunters. How times have changed. Now, most students don’t hunt.
One school, Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is trying to change that. These students take courses in hunting, to learn to appreciate hunting and it’s heritage.
According to the founding professor:
“Awhile back, I realized that few of my students had any direct connection to the land,” [Gary San Julian, professor of wildlife resources] says. “It is not that we are trying to turn them into hunters, but since hunting is the most important wildlife-management tool, they need to have an understanding of its role.”
I like that: “hunting is the most important wildlife-management tool.” Wonder if we can get honorary degrees or life-experience credits since we come from the old school of hunters.