A recent study has found the future of hunting in Wisconsin is in serious jeopardy. Assembly Bill 586 has been introduced to provide parents more discretion with regard to deciding when their children are mature enough to hunt as long as they are within arm’s reach of an adult mentor who meets the hunter education requirement and there is only one firearm between the two. This is known as “mentored hunting.” Experience in other states shows that mentored hunting is the safest form of hunting.
Thirty states trust parents to decide when their children are mature enough to hunt, including most of Wisconsin’s neighbors, and their hunter recruitment rates are far higher. Please call your State Senator at (800) 362-9472 and respectfully ask him or her to support AB 586, the Hunter Mentoring Bill.