Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Nov. 11 that eliminated a requirement that children be at least 10 years old to hunt with a mentor.

According to the DNR, this year saw 1,814 deer hunting licenses purchased for children aged 9 and younger. Ten of those licenses were for children less than 1 year old.

The DNR report shows one deer harvest registered to a 4-year-old, and seven registered to 5-year-olds. The DNR did not indicate whether the chidren themselves or another hunter shot the deer.

Share your opinions in other WisOpinion polls and view results:

Print Friendly, PDF & Email