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Oregon Youth Hunter Mentor Bill Passes the House!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Senate Bill 892, sponsored by State Senator Roger Beyer (R-9), passed the Oregon House on Monday, May 21, by a vote of 47 to 4.  This bill establishes a program whereby a youth between the ages of nine and fourteen may hunt for big game with a mentor, who is a licensed hunter and over 21 years of age.  Only one firearm will be allowed and the youth may use the mentors tag to harvest an animal.  Representative Brian Clem (D-21), an avid Hunter and Second Amendment supporter, carried this bill on the House Floor.  SB 892 now heading to the Governor’s desk for his consideration.

Thanks to all the people who testified at the several hearings, sent emails, and made phone calls in support of SB 892. 

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