Wisconsin Senate eliminates minimum hunting age

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.

 

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