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Bringing books to life: Fifth-graders learn about coon hunting

WORLAND - Worland fifth-grade students reading "Where the Red Fern Grows" got a local glimpse into the life of coon hunting with a field trip this week to the Carrell Farm south of Worland.

 

September 27, 2018

Karla Pomeroy

Worland fifth-grader Adalys Gomez is all smiles as she got to hold one of the coon hound puppies at the Carrell Farm Wednesday. The classes at West Side have been reading "Where the Red Fern Grows" and learned more about coon hunting on the field trip.

WORLAND - Worland fifth-grade students reading "Where the Red Fern Grows" got a local glimpse into the life of coon hunting with a field trip this week to the Carrell Farm south of Worland.

The popular book by Wilson Rawls is about a boy and his two coon hounds, Old Dan and Little Ann. Fifth-graders visited the Dean Carrell Farm Wednesday, with two more classes visiting today, and listened as Carrell told them about the changes over the years to coon hunting, what he looks for in a coon dog including certain characteristics like how loud they are when they are on the hunt or have located a...



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