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Gov. Walker signs bill to eliminate minimum hunting ageSubmitted: 11/13/2017
Gov. Walker signs bill to eliminate minimum hunting age
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MADISON - Kids of any age will be able to hunt in Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that eliminates the minimum age requirement. The bill allows a person of any age to go hunting with a mentor. In the past, the law required a child to be at least 10 years old to participate in a mentored hunt.



Walker signed the bill Saturday, exactly one week before the state's gun-deer hunting season kicks off. Wisconsin becomes the 35th states to have no minimum hunting age.

Opponents of the law worried that lowering the minimum hunting age was unsafe. Supporters believe parents should be able to decide when their children are ready to hunt.


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