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Sequel (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 1987-????, December 01, 2012, Image 19

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bows stored every tall. The armory, open jm tc 2005, costs $5,000 to $7,000 a year to insure. For purposes of that policy, the armory is considered a rod and gun club, and students are its members. ( D j ' Jesse Warner, president of the college's Fish & Game Club, with a 20-gauge side-by-side shot­ gun. Students can keep two firearms and one bow in the armory; you may have kept those in your room once, but that could result in expulsion now. ( D The armory is behind two locked doors in a windowless room. When students want to claim their gear, they must call Campus Safety; to return them, an officer must escort them to the-armory. © Assistant Prof. Russ DeFonce is adviser to the Fish & Game Club. \Hunting and fishing at Paul Smith's is far more than just camo and pickup trucks,\ he says. \It's a proud testament to Paul and Lydia and a commitment to a cultural ethic and environmental stewardship that are rooted in the very beginnings of humankind itself.\ ( 3 ) Hunting is hardly a male-dominated activity on campus, says Briana Sheptor, a junior from Lancaster, N.H. \A lot more women on campus hunt and fish than most realize,\ she says. \One reason I chose Paul Smith's was because I could continue hunting and fishing here, an opportunity most don't get in college.\ © Paul Smith's isn't the only college to maintain an armory, but it's uncommon.\ Among the regulations: Firearms must be stored in lockable hard cases with trigger or action locks. This carrlouflage aluminum case runs several hundred dollars. ( 7 ) Ammunition, inside these lockboxes, is stored apart from firearms.

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