Bill Advances to Remove Minimum Age for Young Hunters

Bill Advances to Remove Minimum Age for Young Hunters

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Some states have age requirements or other restrictions for young hunters while others don’t have any, allowing parents to decide when the time is right.

One state legislature is wrangling with the longtime debate about a minimum age for hunting, with a bill moving from one of its two houses after approval to eliminate its current requirement.

Wisconsin’s Assembly passed a bill to eliminate its minimum hunting age. Hunters currently must be at least 12 years old to purchase a license or hunt with a gun unless they’re in a mentored hunt. In those mentored hunting programs or events, children as young as age 10 can hunt.

The bill would eliminate the age minimum and allow…



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