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(Jacksonville Journal-Courier)   If your high school closes for the first day of hunting season, you just might be a redneck   (myjournalcourier.com) divider line 166
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2008-11-22 12:09:37 PM  
If they eat what they kill, they are better than this kid:

thestockmasters.com

/"...you might be a blobneck."
 
2008-11-22 12:12:16 PM  
Snarfangel: If they eat what they kill, they are better than this kid:

/"...you might be a blobneck."


Ouch. Burn, subby. Hoist by your own PETArd?
 
2008-11-22 12:14:38 PM  
Ummm.....every school district here has the first day of deer gun hunting season off.
 
Cog
2008-11-22 12:21:25 PM  
charmed1782: Ummm.....every school district here has the first day of deer gun hunting season off.

This. Otherwise half the students and teachers would call out anyway.
 
2008-11-22 12:28:24 PM  
If I remember correctly, it's that way in Pennsylvania.

At least, it used to be that way when I lived there.

A looooooooong time ago.
 
2008-11-22 12:29:27 PM  
Yeah, your best chance for a big buck is in the first few days of the season. If you waited until the weekend unemployed jerkoffs would get all the good deer.
 
2008-11-22 12:33:12 PM  
I've been telling my employers for years that the first day of dove season is a national holiday.
 
2008-11-22 12:36:08 PM  
At our school, the principal got on the PA and reminded students not to bring weapons or carcasses to school after hunting.
 
2008-11-22 12:36:25 PM  
JimmyCarter'sSecondTerm: Yeah, your best chance for a big buck is in the first few days of the season. If you waited until the weekend unemployed jerkoffs would get all the good deer.

So the logical thing is to get out there in the first couple days to pick off the unemployed jerkoffs and their kids, to "thin the herd" so to speak.
 
2008-11-22 12:38:48 PM  
It's not the school's fault that deer are so tasty. I'd trade steak every day for venison once a week.
 
2008-11-22 12:44:34 PM  
Meet Us at the Stick: If I remember correctly, it's that way in Pennsylvania.

At least, it used to be that way when I lived there.

A looooooooong time ago.




In rural areas we get the first day off. When I was in school we got the first day of buck season and the first day of doe season, but that was before they changed the seasons around.

It's a totally foreign concept to my city friends, though. They think having school off for hunting is the most hillbilly backwoods thing in the world.
 
2008-11-22 01:12:29 PM  
Back when farming was the #1 industry in Nova Scotia, school would start about a month later than in the cities because everyone was out taking in the harvest.

Nobody farms any more around here. Things change.
 
2008-11-22 01:32:01 PM  
charmed1782: Ummm.....every school district here has the first day of deer gun hunting season off.

So you're a redneck? :-)
 
2008-11-22 01:32:47 PM  
If that is jacksonville florida I understand because I live in south georgia. We have or fare share of rednecks but admittedly north florida has a rare special breed of rednecks.
 
2008-11-22 01:32:48 PM  
www.fascinationst.com
 
2008-11-22 01:35:46 PM  

FTA:

The exception: Triopia, which saw no spike in absences. Students who miss school Friday would not be able to participate in the Trojans' big football game against Salt Fork Saturday. Triopia is one win away from the state championship game.


Education loses to hunting, only to be bested by football. Sounds about right.

img1.fark.net
 
2008-11-22 01:37:19 PM  
When I was in school, about 3/4 of the student population got what we referred to as the "camouflage flu".
 
2008-11-22 01:38:12 PM  
School was always closed the first day of season when I grew up. The biggest reason was that most of the kids wouldn't show up because they were hunting.
The other reason was children's safety. kids were standing waiting for the bus as early as six in the morning in rural areas. Hunters in unfamiliar woods have mistaken these children for deer.
 
2008-11-22 01:38:31 PM  
It's like that here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Most schools give the day off, otherwise there'd be so many absences that the school day wouldn't count.
 
2008-11-22 01:38:37 PM  
Meet Us at the Stick: If I remember correctly, it's that way in Pennsylvania.

At least, it used to be that way when I lived there.

A looooooooong time ago.


It's definitely like that in the Pittsburgh area. And you know what that means? John Murtha was right!

/D-Redneck
 
2008-11-22 01:38:43 PM  
It still is here as well. In fact most of the area is de-populated as they are with gun in hand right now.
 
2008-11-22 01:39:01 PM  
BFD.
I went to high school in Jackson County, MS and (at least for the years I went), we got three days in February off for Mardi Gras.

I can imagine a similar holiday for the first day of fishing season(?) in areas where fishing is big...

Somebody let Ric Romero know that certain regions sometimes celebrate holidays that are unique/important to that region.
 
2008-11-22 01:39:07 PM  
Fluffy_the_cactus: When I was in school, about 3/4 of the student population got what we referred to as the "camouflage flu".

Kew kew.
 
2008-11-22 01:40:00 PM  
This is the way it is in Mid-Michigan.
 
2008-11-22 01:40:17 PM  
They close in many areas of the UP of Michigan.
 
2008-11-22 01:40:38 PM  
This is in Illinois.

My college in Florida would see a spike because of a good surf report.

Parents went to college at this Jacksonville, I went to high school at Salt Fork...less red neck, more white trash
 
2008-11-22 01:41:01 PM  
There are schools that dont!?
 
2008-11-22 01:41:09 PM  
Most of the stories I read about schools, public school systems, and school policies make me want to hurl, then become a full time homeschooler.

This one, however, happies me. Now if there were some way I could raise my kid in a place like that without all those other "small town values" rubbing off on him . . .
 
2008-11-22 01:41:09 PM  
What's the big deal about rural schools getting the first day of rifle season off? The urban schools get Martin Luther King day off. My school had more hunters than black people.

Not that I'm proud of that fact mind you.

/transplanted redneck
//*tear
 
2008-11-22 01:41:53 PM  
When I lived in Kansas, the entire school schedule in High School was set up around planting and harvesting season. All of our breaks had been moved to allow farming.
 
2008-11-22 01:42:48 PM  
The Big 3 automakers had a holiday for "Veterans' Day (observed)," which coincidentally fell on the first day of deer season in Michigan.
 
2008-11-22 01:43:02 PM  
When I was in South Lake Tahoe, Ca. we had a week off at the beginning of ski season. I don't ski, so I kept my ass warm in front of my fireplace.
 
2008-11-22 01:43:55 PM  
Mine did.
 
2008-11-22 01:44:24 PM  
I remember tumbleweeds blowing through the hallways when the season started in WI, but those of us without armaments still had to attend.
 
2008-11-22 01:44:39 PM  
Dirtball: This is the way it is in Mid-Michigan.

Are you from Mid-Michigan, if so where? I'm just curious to see if you may have heard of the backward, honkey, redneck town village that I grew up in.
 
2008-11-22 01:44:42 PM  
Schools get a dollar amount per kid per day. If they know alot will not show, it makes sense to close to save money.

And to all of the ones calling it redneck, heres my impression of you: I dont understand what people do outside of a big city, how can they survive without starbucks and taxies? I dont understand so I shall pass my almighty judgement upon the lesser non city dwelling class of flyover states.
 
2008-11-22 01:47:11 PM  
SUBBY HERE

Wow. I had no idea that it was so common for this. I don't see anything wrong with high school students skipping a day of class to open hunting season. Mmmmmmmmmm venison. But I don't think classes should actually be canceled. But whatever. It's just one day.

Also, to weatherwax, Martin Luther King, Jr. day is a national holiday and all schools close. And banks.
 
2008-11-22 01:47:23 PM  
I believe much of Wisconsin has the first day of hunting season off too.
 
2008-11-22 01:48:23 PM  
weatherwax: Are you from Mid-Michigan, if so where? I'm just curious to see if you may have heard of the backward, honkey, redneck town village that I grew up in.

Midland
 
2008-11-22 01:49:13 PM  
A real redneck school would not reopen until the LAST day of hunting season.

An ultra-redneck school would include target practice as part of Phy Ed classes.

A hardcore redneck school would use the bottom 20% of scorers as targets.
 
2008-11-22 01:50:34 PM  
Dude, I always loved the fact that we got an extra day off for hunting season (south central PA). 1.) I didn't have to go to school. 2.) Deer Jerky
 
2008-11-22 01:51:13 PM  
ianjames: And to all of the ones calling it redneck, heres my impression of you: I dont understand what people do outside of a big city, how can they survive without starbucks and taxes?

FTFY.
 
2008-11-22 01:52:16 PM  
NotoriousW.O.P: John Murtha was right!

Good Lord, that man is still around? I grew up in SW PA - 20+ years ago - and he was "representing" back then. I wish I had such job security.

/Remembers when Dennis Miller was just a kid's show host.
 
2008-11-22 01:52:51 PM  
Dirtball: weatherwax: Are you from Mid-Michigan, if so where? I'm just curious to see if you may have heard of the backward, honkey, redneck town village that I grew up in.

Midland


Beal City, but Mt. Pleasant address.

Midland eh? Aren't we hoity toity with our Dow Chemical money? ;)
 
2008-11-22 01:53:16 PM  
Also to all the angry people. I am originally from Jacksonville, where this newspaper is. I lived in White Hall, pop. 3000, where North Greene is. I live in Galesburg, where my boss regularly skips work to hunt, and will sometimes come to work with a carcass in his truck. I understand and was simply making an easy redneck joke. So take it easy hunters, and go shoot me some lunch. Boss owes me deer jerky.
 
2008-11-22 01:54:11 PM  
weatherwax: Midland eh? Aren't we hoity toity with our Dow Chemical money? ;)

sure I guess. I've lived in Chicago for the last 8 years.

Beal City has what, 20 people in it?
 
2008-11-22 01:54:41 PM  
My high school did this for the first day of buck season. Of course there would be lots of absences all week, depending on what luck people were having. After that, lots of people would be missing on the first day of doe season. There were also notable absences on the first day of bear, bow hunting and muzzle loader seasons. Man, I'm glad I got out of there.
 
2008-11-22 01:54:47 PM  
mr.fisher: SUBBY HERE

Wow. I had no idea that it was so common for this. I don't see anything wrong with high school students skipping a day of class to open hunting season. Mmmmmmmmmm venison. But I don't think classes should actually be canceled. But whatever. It's just one day.

Also, to weatherwax, Martin Luther King, Jr. day is a national holiday and all schools close. And banks.


I was joking about the MLK thing, sort of. My school still didn't close even if it was a Federal holiday, but my school was run by Militia members who didn't believe in the govmunt telling them which days off to take.
 
2008-11-22 01:55:30 PM  
mr.fisher: Also to all the angry people. I am originally from Jacksonville, where this newspaper is. I lived in White Hall, pop. 3000, where North Greene is. I live in Galesburg, where my boss regularly skips work to hunt, and will sometimes come to work with a carcass in his truck. I understand and was simply making an easy redneck joke. So take it easy hunters, and go shoot me some lunch. Boss owes me deer jerky.

19, two headed imbread twins are only counted as one person.
 
2008-11-22 01:56:21 PM  
So farking what? You know, there are these strange people who don't think meat is something that miraculously appears in grocery stores.

/don't know how to hunt or have anywhere to do it
//i can haz elk, antelope, venison, squirrel, or dove?
 
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