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Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a number of hunting-related bills into law Saturday including one that eliminates the threshold age to hunt.
Classified as a “youth mentored hunting bill” by its sponsor, Assembly Bill 455 passed the legislature earlier this month by healthy margins and removes the requirement that a person is at least 10 years old to participate in a hunting mentorship program, leaving it up to parents to decide the budding sportsman’s minimum age.
Wisconsin Rep. Rob Stafsholt, R-New Richmond, told lawmakers his legislation was about letting parents choose when their kids are ready to participate in hunting, not relying on a state mandate.
“I know my daughter would have been fine squirrel hunting with a .22 at age 6 had it been legal,” said Stafsholt. “Grouse hunting with a .410 shotgun a year or two later would have been warranted in my opinion.”
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