Wisconsin Assembly Eliminates Minimum Hunting Age

Wisconsin Assembly Eliminates Minimum Hunting Age Photo: File Photo: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

November 03, 2017 06:08 AM

The Wisconsin state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would eliminate Wisconsin's minimum hunting age.

The Assembly passed the Republican measure 57-32, sending the bill to the Senate despite complaints from Democrats that the move would put both children and other hunters in danger.

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Right now someone must be at least 12 years old to purchase a license or hunt with a gun unless they're participating in a mentored hunt. Children as young as 10 can hunt under that program.

The Republican bill would allow anyone of any age to participate in a mentored hunt, effectively letting anyone of any age hunt. The measure also would do away with the requirement that a hunter and mentor have only one weapon between them.

The bill goes next to the state Senate.

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