10 hunting licenses issued to Wisconsin children under a year old after Scott Walker eliminates minimum hunting age

Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources sold 10 hunting licenses to children under a year old after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that eliminated the state’s minimum hunting age.

Walker signed a Republican bill on Nov. 13 doing away with the 10-year-old minimum age to participate in a mentored hunt.

The DNR released data Tuesday that shows the agency had sold 1,814 mentored hunt licenses to children age nine or younger through Sunday.

The vast majority — 1,011 licenses — went to 9-year-olds. Fifty-two licenses went to children under age 5, with 10 going to children under a year old.

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