LONG CREEK – Joe Wallace, retired Long Creek School math teacher, taught a hunter’s safety class in September to eight Long Creek School students: third-graders Michael Martin and Nolan Garinger, fourth-graders Lilly Cave and Aaron Garinger, fifth-graders Thomas Kreamier and River Cave, sixth-grader James Kreamier and ninth-grader Cody Baker.

All the students successfully completed the program, which was on target as a hit with the kids, especially shooting with a muzzle loader. Thomas said that was a first for him.

The young hunters also got to shoot three different kinds of .22 rifles and a .22 pistol.

“The skills test was fun because we got to take the practice guns to the playground. After we finished, we had recess,” Nolan said.

Michael enjoyed learning how to safely cross a fence.

“I learned that when you cross a fence, you should put your hat under the fence, lay the muzzle on it, then cross the fence away from where the muzzle is pointing,” he said.

Wallace, who lives in Long Creek, has been teaching hunter’s safety through Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for 30 years.

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