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Bill to forbid hunter harassment goes before AssemblySubmitted: 02/11/2016
MADISON - A bill that would prohibit people form bothering hunters in the woods goes before the Assembly.

Approval would send the bill on to Governor Scott Walker.

The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote last month.

The measure's Republican authors say concerns about hunter harassment have grown since the Wolf Patrol.

That group of animal rights activists followed and filmed wolf hunters in Wisconsin and Montana in 2014.

The bill would expand the definition of interference with a hunter.

It would include remaining in a hunter's sight and photo-graphing or confronting a hunter more than twice...with the intention to interfere with the hunter.



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