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In what ways is hunting dangerous for teen boys?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
I find the premise of your question silly.
Any pastime from walking to swimming to camping to singing can be harmful,if done in a dangerous fashion. Teens with a gun freely available in a household, are more likely to use it for suicide, but that is an emotional issue.They can also hang themself in the closet.In rural America, hunting is part of life and those afraid of guns need to accept.

In brief: Depends
I find the premise of your question silly.
Any pastime from walking to swimming to camping to singing can be harmful,if done in a dangerous fashion. Teens with a gun freely available in a household, are more likely to use it for suicide, but that is an emotional issue.They can also hang themself in the closet.In rural America, hunting is part of life and those afraid of guns need to accept.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Gun exposure
Having contact with any type of gun makes it more likely that a teen would get injured by one.
Hunting increases opportunity to be in contact with guns and therefore increases the chance of injury by one. Hunting for food is not inherently bad but the teen's perspective should be taken into account (never force them to do it) and extreme caution should be taken with gun safety.

In brief: Gun exposure
Having contact with any type of gun makes it more likely that a teen would get injured by one.
Hunting increases opportunity to be in contact with guns and therefore increases the chance of injury by one. Hunting for food is not inherently bad but the teen's perspective should be taken into account (never force them to do it) and extreme caution should be taken with gun safety.
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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