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Proposed Wisconsin bill would allow children of any age to hunt

Currently, hunters must be at least 12 years old
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Posted at 7:22 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 20:28:30-04

A proposed Wisconsin bill could make it legal for anyone of any age to hunt. 

The state Assembly is set to take the Republican-authored bill up next Thursday. 

The bill would allow children of any age to hunt in a mentored program. It would also do away with the requirement that a hunter and mentor have only one gun, bow or cross bow between them.

Currently, hunters must be at least 12 years old to purchase a license or hunt with a gun. Children as young as 10 are allowed to participate in a mentored hunt, but anyone under 10 is not allowed to hunt, 

If the Assembly approves, the proposal will be sent to the state Senate.