West Virginia is considering offering hunting and related gun safety training to students, according to a news report last week. With hunting on the decline the Mountain State, many state legislators are looking for new ways to increase declining revenues. West Virginia State Sen. Billy Wayne Bailey, a Democrat from Wyoming County, introduced a bill that would provide hunting instruction to 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Students would learn about wildlife, conservation, survival skills and rifle safety. Children age 10 are already eligible for hunting licenses in West Virginia. Like Vermont, West Viriginia has one of the nations oldest populations per capita. Also like Vermont, the ranks of West Virginias hunters aren't being replenished by young people. However, unlike Vermont, West Virginia doesn't require a senior citizen to purchase a hunting license. To secure a license, residents have to complete at least 10 hours of training and be at least 10 years old Guns available to students, under the watchful eyes of trained instructors, will use dummy ammunition or simply be disabled, according to Baileys plan. Training would instruct students about responsible gun use under the U.S. Constitutions Second Amendment.