Freedom of Choice: Wisconsin Removes Minimum Age for Hunters

Freedom of Choice: Wisconsin Removes Minimum Age for Hunters

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill removing the state’s minimum age for hunters, giving parents and mentors more ability to choose when their children can begin hunting.

Dylan Javoroski killed this 11-pointer during the 2017 Wisconsin youth hunt. (Photo: Contributed by the Javoroski Family)

Wisconsin’s Assembly passed a bill in October to eliminate the state’s minimum hunting age. Hunters had to be be at least 12 years old to purchase a license or hunt with a gun unless they were in a mentored hunt. In those mentored hunting programs or events, children as young as age 10 could hunt.

The bill would eliminate the age minimum and allow anyone of any…



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