Illinois high schools can now offer hunter safety courses for credit

“Hunter safety features how to be safe in the field, and that incorporates everything from hunter responsibilities, hunter ethics, wildlife conservation, wildlife management," he said. "We talk about state regulations and laws.

“Archery, bow hunting – that’s a big thing now, and then we definitely have to cover tree-stand safety, because individuals now are doing a lot of hunting out of the trees. Actually, the majority of hunting incidents that we have now are tree-stand falls.”

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Can’t help thinking of the irony, considering that’s what state Chicago is in.