Wisconsin DNR board member: Infants hunting 'embarrassing'

The DNR met to review the 2017 gun deer hunt.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Frederick Prehn, a member of the state Department of Natural Resources, said during a review of the season Tuesday that the license sales to infants generated national media attention that he found "rather embarrassing."

DNR Chief Warden Todd Schaller told Prehn that the law clearly allows infants to purchase licenses.

The DNR sold 1,814 mentored hunt licenses heading into the nine-day season to children nine years old or younger, including 10 licenses to children under a year.

This comes after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill last month that eliminated the 10-year-old minimum age for participating in a mentored hunt, essentially eliminating the state's minimum hunting age.

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