A legislative proposal, to teach youth to hunt. Assembly Natural Resources Committee chair, Rep. Scott Gunderson (R-Waterford), says Wisconsin does a poor job with "hunter replacement," or bringing youngsters into the sport. So Gunderson proposes allowing mentors to show kids as young as young as age ten how to hunt. The youth would have to be within arms reach of the mentor, and the pair would have just one firearm between them. Still, Gunderson would not require the youngsters take hunter safety training until age 12. Rep. Gary Hebl (D-Sun Prairie), said he liked the concept, but could not support the bill without the hunter safety course requirement.
Gunderson's bill got a hearing at the Capitol Wednesday. It's similar to a previous measure he authored which passed the Assembly in the last legislative session, but failed to come to a vote in the Senate.