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Educating Younger Hunters Earlier

By: Shaun Verbout
By: Shaun Verbout

A bill passed last week in the assembly that would lower the minimum age to hunt, with a guardian, from age 12 to 8.


The bill was brought forth to help curb the loss of Wisconsin hunters.
Right now, the ratio is about 50 to 1, comparing the number of hunters who quit, to the number of new hunters.


It'll also be a way to educate hunters at a younger age, rather than underage kids hunting anyway with no hunter safety lessons.


The bill is now on the desk of the state senate. If it gets passed there, it still has to be signed by governor Doyle in order to take affect.


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