Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Mcpete, davebda, H2R, GTigg, Blake Peterson
63759 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 87988
stxranchman 52934
bill oxner 47178
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44375
BOBO the Clown 43637
BMD 40934
Big Orn 37484
SnakeWrangler 36379
txshntr 35229
facebook
Forum Stats
63759 Members
45 Forums
416644 Topics
6039788 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#7148415 - 04/22/18 07:15 PM Taking kids out of school for extended hunt.
jnd59 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/11/10
Posts: 229
When I was younger, I never considered taking my oldest out of school to go out west to hunt. Now that I'm approaching 60 and my two youngest are 14 and 15. I'm rethinking that position. How many of you have done it. Regularly or just once. And what, if any, were the consequences. We would likely miss a week of school.

Top
#7148468 - 04/22/18 07:50 PM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
Simple Searcher Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 6041
Loc: Helotes, Hext
I was fortunate that taking my kids from school was no big deal, they were private school and they took their school work with them.
A friend took his kids and was nearly sued by the school district for the funding they would lose due to not enough days in class.
It would be a good idea to see what your school requirements are first. They get really pissy over a few dollars.
_________________________


"Man is still a hunter, still a simple searcher after meat..." Robert C. Ruark

Top
#7148471 - 04/22/18 07:54 PM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
txtrophy85 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/12/05
Posts: 23593
I’ll pull my kids out to go hunting and never give it a second thought.

Grade school is overrated IMO

Both have a great work ethic and honestly, school is plain boring these days
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

Top
#7148490 - 04/22/18 08:02 PM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
RattlesnakeDan Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/23/17
Posts: 356
Loc: San Antonio
Absolutely take them and don't think twice about the school or home work. This is your life and theirs, make the most of it!
_________________________
Just like Jesus, sometimes you gotta kill some hogs.
bigtextrailerworld.com/sanantonio

Top
#7148505 - 04/22/18 08:15 PM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
scalebuster Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 3181
Originally Posted By: jnd59
When I was younger, I never considered taking my oldest out of school to go out west to hunt. Now that I'm approaching 60 and my two youngest are 14 and 15. I'm rethinking that position. How many of you have done it. Regularly or just once. And what, if any, were the consequences. We would likely miss a week of school.


Damn, I thought I was an old dad. I don’t hesitate to take my kids out of school to go hunting. I was lucky enough to spend the entire mule deer season every year with my cousin and Papaw camping on the Rio Grande. I learned way more on those trips than I ever did in school.

Top
#7148568 - 04/22/18 09:10 PM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
llbts1 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 264
Loc: Aledo
They will remember that trip the rest of their lives. I wouldn't hesitate.

Top
#7148591 - 04/22/18 09:33 PM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 3314
I would sit your kids down and set up expectations. I never did a week but did a few days growing up and the general expectation was that I had to do some pre work for the classes

Top
#7148603 - 04/22/18 10:03 PM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
Nogalus Prairie Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 24680
Loc: Corsicana
They basically take weeks out for sports and (around here) showing animals - I see no problem with as long as they keep up with their schoolwork.

The way schools are these days I’m not sure about any “consequences” though. I guess that’s an individual school thing.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.



Top
#7148622 - 04/22/18 10:25 PM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
Leonardo Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 4985
Loc: Wise County
My son plays sports and ends up being accountable to his team. The school part doesn't bother me much.

Top
#7148658 - 04/23/18 03:37 AM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: llbts1]
pigplinker Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/07/11
Posts: 1879
Loc: Ben Wheeler,Tx
Originally Posted By: llbts1
They will remember that trip the rest of their lives. I wouldn't hesitate.


X 2

Top
#7148793 - 04/23/18 08:10 AM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
Mr. T. Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 2582
Loc: Hunt in Cass County, live in T...
I am almost 70 and I still remember being taken out of school and going on a New Mexico mule deer hunt. I kept my daughter out of school for a few days on the opening of deer season. We made memories that will last two lifetimes. Your boys will remember it all their lives and you will regret it the rest of yours if you don't. AND I'M A TEACHER!
_________________________
Ski cabin rental in Pagosa Springs.
www.pagosaspringscabin.com

Top
#7148847 - 04/23/18 08:58 AM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
DocHorton Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/06/10
Posts: 5045
Loc: DFW
We take our kids out of school every year to go to Disney World. When my boy is old enough to hunt he will absolutely be skipping school to go hunting with me. And I'm one who thinks education is the most important investment you can make in your children...second only to spending quality time with them.

The memories you will make will far outweigh anything they will miss in school.

Top
#7148853 - 04/23/18 09:00 AM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
redchevy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 27996
Loc: Texas
Dang... my parents wouldn't pull me out of school for the end of the world.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#7148854 - 04/23/18 09:01 AM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
BOBO the Clown Online   content
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43637
Loc: Metroplex
My daughters will of packed out thier first elk by time they are 16, school can get over it. If they can’t get over it, off to private. I would probably save money moving out of current school district anyway

Top
#7148860 - 04/23/18 09:12 AM Re: Taking kids out of school for extended hunt. [Re: jnd59]
Black02z28 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/29/08
Posts: 1082
Loc: Terrell, TX
My folks pulled me out of school for 3 weeks on our first Africa trip. Most of my teachers were more than ok with it and gave me assignments to return with. I had one that rose a stink about it, but it was short lived. I wont hesitate to pull mine to go hunting smile
_________________________
Golden Oaks Lodge
East Texas Axis and Fallow hunts
https://www.facebook.com/GoldenOaksLodge/

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide