MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Children of any age would be allowed to hunt with guns under a bill the state Senate has approved.
Currently a Wisconsin resident must be at least 12 years old to buy a hunting license or hunt with a gun unless they’re participating in a mentored hunt. Children as young as 10 can hunt through that program.
The bill would allow people of any age to participate in a mentored hunt. The bill also would allow hunters and mentors to have more than one weapon between them.
Thirty-four states have no minimum hunting age, according to the Wisconsin Hunters’ Rights Coalition.
The Senate passed the bill 21-12 on Tuesday. The Assembly passed the bill last week. The bill goes next to Gov. Scott Walker.