CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – Recently, sixth grade students attending Burlington Middle School earned hunter education certificates as part of their regularly scheduled physical education class.
Over several months this fall, students successfully completed 16 hours of coursework relating to ethics and responsibility, wildlife identification, Wyoming laws and regulations, wildlife conservation and management, firearms safety and more. In November, the class culminated in a field trip to Gunwerks to shoot .22 long rifles and practice marksmanship.
“The field trip gave students an opportunity to practice safe firearms handling practices they learned as part of class and was a fun way to finish the course,” said Information and Education Specialist Tara Hodges.
Hodges conducted the class in conjunction with PE teacher Lanning May and Big