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New York Attempts To Lower Age Requirements For Hunting!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

New York state Senator George Maziarz (R-Lockport) introduced Senate Bill 120, which seeks to lower the age requirement for a Junior Archery License from 14 years to 12 years.  Hunter and bowhunter education courses for those seeking an archery license will still be a requisite.  SB 120 was referred to the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee on January 6.  Recruiting new hunters is critical to the future of our sport, doing so is made harder when unnecessary regulations prohibit young people from hunting. The NRA will keep you up to date on this and other bills affecting your hunting heritage.  

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