Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!
State Representative Mike Buckingham (R-33) has introduced HB1305, legislation designed to reduce the minimum hunting age in South Dakota.
The bill would lower the age for big game to 10, and remove the restriction on small game. States with restrictive hunt ages have the lowest hunter retention numbers in the country. Thirty states do not have a minimum age requirement, and those states have the highest youth hunting rates while enjoying safety records that are equal to, or better than, states with the restrictive ages.
Please contact your State Senator at (605) 773-3821 and your State Representative at (605) 773-3851 and respectfully let them know you support HB1305 as well as empowering parents to make these decisions.
This valued American heritage needs a new generation of hunters, and this bill ensures South Dakota youth will continue to become involved.
Please keep checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for future updates on this vital piece of legislation in South Dakota!
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