Earlier this week, Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) signed Senate Bill 892, legislation sponsored by State Senator Roger Beyer (R-9).
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 mentor's tag to harvest an animal. SB892 will go into effect for the coming hunting season.
Thank you for all of your calls and emails in support of SB892. With out you, passage of this important bill would not have been possible.