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    PointsHunter's perspective is very good. I think it depends on the child's ability to make up the work on his own instead of in a classroom, any other commitments he may not be able to meet (sports, scouts, band, etc); as mentioned scholarship potential, etc..... I'm not sure what I would do. My son is 11 so I have a few years to figure it out. I sure would like for him to take advantage of the youth permits that are available. My dad took me out of school for deer season in IL but never for more than 2 days; but that was all that was needed based on season dates.

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    My mom pulled me out of school a few times for 2 weeks for non-hunting trips. When I grew up in Wisconsin, if you brought a deer license to school, you automatically got the Monday before Thanksgiving off. In my opinion, 2 weeks would not be a problem if he's doing well in school.

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    Take him and build a life long memory!

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    I've taken my son out of school several times for hunting trips. We have been able to work with most of his teachers and get some of his assignments up front. He takes some of his school work with him and can work on it when possible while on the hunt. Of course, it depends heavily on the kind of hunt, tent camp, cabin, etc. Even if he just keeps up on the reading, it helps and is worth it to go on the hunt. He still pulls straight A's, so it's working for him.
    Mom is happy with how it works and she has a masters degree in education and used to teach!

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    My dad used to take me out of school for a week every year starting in the fourth grade. Then again that was about 45 years ago.
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    Again thanks for all the comments and suggestions.

    Some great points here

    I have taken him out before to hunt for 1 week at a time. He has been to New Mexico, Wyoming and now will be going to Colorado. After reading this stuff and thinking it over, looking at school policies he is coming with for two weeks. Just to far, to much to cram in on a DIY archery Elk hunt for 1 week.

    I am VERY lucky to have a awesome wife who supports my hunting passion..

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    Good luck to the two of you and be safe out there!

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    His teachers will more than likely give him the school work to make up. or even do it while your gone.
    2 weeks for sure.
    Good luck on your hunt.

    Kevin

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    I say take him hunting. If he is doing good in school then go for it. He will have those memories for ever. I know I still cherish those memories when my dad did the same with me!

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    When my dad was gonna take me out of school I had to have a b average, and have all the class work I was gonna have for the days I missed with me so that I could work on it when I was in camp, I always got it done the night before we left cause I didn't wanna have to worry about doing the work, but I as well cherished the days we had in the field, it was a huge step up to me being able to take off school to spend a week with my dad,


    If you get meat from the store then dont criticize me for having the courage to go out and kill my own meat

 

 

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