What goes through a teen’s mind on his first hunt

Apr 08, 2017


Ken Christensen, class of 2012, captured the experience of a 15-year-old from Stamford, NY as he went with his father to hunt his very first deer. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s youth hunting day was an effort in 2012 to boost the state’s hunting licenses, whcih the department said had fallen by about one-quarter since peaking in the 1980s.

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Date March 6, 2013
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“I wasn’t raised around guns and I’ve never fired one in my life. So when I read about the initiative, I wondered what might go through the mind of a kid on his first big-game hunt. I didn’t understand how someone could hand a 15-year-old a gun and say, ‘Now go kill something.'”

Photo of Glen Cioccaris, a 15-year-old from Stamford, NY, reacting to the instructions of his father. (New York Times)

Glen Cioccaris, 15, reacts to the instructions of his father. Click to watch video. (Ken Christensen for the New York Times)

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