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Yesterday, House Bill 655, sponsored by State Delegate Barbara Frush (D-21), was removed from the hearing schedule before it had the chance to be heard in the House Committee on Environmental Matters on Wednesday, February 27, 2008.
HB655 would set the minimum hunting age at 13 for those seeking to apply for a hunting license. States with lower minimum hunting ages have a better safety record and retain more hunters than states with a higher minimum age. Setting the minimum age at 13 in Maryland would detract more young people from taking up hunting, take the decision away from parents, and increase the likelihood of accidents involving youth hunters.
We want to thank all of our members who took the time to call their legislators in opposition to this bill! Even though this threat is over for now, this does not mean this bill couldn’t come up again.Please continue to check your email and at www.NRAILA.org for updates on this issue.