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Oregon: Bill to Expand Youth Hunting Opportunities Passes Committee

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Oregon: Bill to Expand Youth Hunting Opportunities Passes Committee

Yesterday, the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural resources passed House Bill 2566 and its -2 amendment with a 9-0 vote.  HB 2566, introduced by state Representative Brad Witt (D-31), would increase the maximum age limit for youth participating in the existing hunter mentoring program from 14 to 16 years of age.  Current law allows a licensed hunter, 21 years or older, to mentor youth in order to introduce them to hunting.  HB 2566 now heads to the floor for consideration by the full House of Representatives.  Please contact your state Representative and urge them to support HB 2566!

Lengthy hunter education requirements often discourage potential hunters from going afield because they are unwilling to dedicate the necessary time to complete the course in order to pursue an activity that they are simply trying out.  HB 2566 allows them to experience hunting while under the supervision of a mentor before taking the course.  Eventually, the goal is for these apprentices to complete a hunter education course so they can hunt on their own, which has largely been the case in Oregon and other states with similar programs.  Since 2006, nearly 1.5 million apprentice hunting licenses have been sold in participating states and have proven the value and safety of mentoring newcomers in the field.

HB 2566 would help ensure that Oregon's strong hunting heritage, and its vital contributions to conservation, wildlife management and the economy, are preserved for future generations to come.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Representative in support of HB 2566!

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