Slingshots Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
297 Posts
I teach at a school in a remote village. These kids love to hike, fish and hunt! We went to Kachemak Bay State Park and took some data on small game, geology, learned some history of the area. We cannot bring bows or guns on field trips but you know I had to bring the slingshot. It is considered a toy not a weapon so it is perfectly legal.

We hiked at least 8 miles and had a great time. I was able to take one grouse on the trail. The kids were stoked. Questions went from "Will that really kill anything?"To "Holy cow! Can I shoot that thing?!?"

So I spent an hour or so teaching what I know of the basics of shooting a slingshot. I am a beginner at this but most of the kids were able to hit a softball sized stone at ten paces.

Here are some of the many pictures from our day, the ones without kids in them.

At the glacier lake

IGduZTX.jpg


Fall trees on Grewignk River

JMWbmzw.jpg?1


Hero shot at the beach at the head of Saddle Trail

9N1JAmE.jpg


Hero shot at the cave.

b00z8BN.jpg


The only way into the park... Well you can take a plane too. But boats are far cheaper for 20 kiddos.

wbow6Jt.jpg


I hope you enjoy the photos!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,013 Posts
Wow thats crazy, not allowed guns for a field trip in AK. Is that a school rule? Your braver than me going on a field trip with out at least a shotgun along. Frankly id not wander to far without a gun up there. Im fairly familiar with the country up there. Got a brother that has lived in AK since 1975. He's in admin. for a large missionary organization up there. Ive also spent a lot of time in similar type country on Canadian side of the border as well in the NWT etc. Love it up there. Beautiful country as the pics show.

Good shooting. Man kids learn fast eh. There already shooting good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
817 Posts
Wow that's a paradise,love the geology and the beautiful scenery! Good on you for teaching them kids something they may hold on to for the rest of their life's.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,371 Posts
Suddenly my life feels boring.

Very cool.

A number of years ago I taught a couple of slingshot building classes for a local private school. The kids enjoyed it but probably never considered shooting again. This though, this is different. Very very cool.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,289 Posts
Winnie, I typically love the boring life...but I am feeling ys on this one.

It has been a minute since I took kids on an outing. But many of my former students still contact me that went.

One thing I know for sure...as a teacher/mentor, you just opened the doir. Those kids will be out shooting you, Msturm, if you don't stay on the ball.

I wish I was in your class. That area on both sides of the border is a dream for me...maybe one autumn me & the wife will go.

I'd prefer to have .12 Remington...but I'd go without one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
297 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Wow thats crazy, not allowed guns for a field trip in AK. Is that a school rule? Your braver than me going on a field trip with out at least a shotgun along. Frankly id not wander to far without a gun up there. Im fairly familiar with the country up there. Got a brother that has lived in AK since 1975. He's in admin. for a large missionary organization up there. Ive also spent a lot of time in similar type country on Canadian side of the border as well in the NWT etc. Love it up there. Beautiful country as the pics show.

Good shooting. Man kids learn fast eh. There already shooting good.
Hey there reset, I have spent a bunch of time afield and have never had bear issues with a group of kids, they make too much noise to surprise anything... lol. We spend a lot of time going over bear safety and each adult carries a flare and a can of bear spray. The no gun thing is a school district policy. The north is a beautiful place no matter what side of the boarder you are on! Have a good one buddy!
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top