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Snyder OKs bill allowing younger children to hunt

6:49 PM, Jul 20, 2011   |    comments
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Children under 10 would be allowed to hunt some types of game in Michigan as long as they're with an adult mentor through legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The Michigan United Conservation Clubs announced Wednesday that the first bills of a hunting legislation package were signed by the Republican governor.

Current law requires a child to be at least 10 to get a license. The age requirement is 12 if it involves hunting deer with a firearm.

The new legislation sets up a mentoring program that would allow children to get licenses earlier.

A mentor would have to be at least 21 with a hunting license and previous experience.

Hunters under 10 could get a license if they meet requirements that would be outlined by a state commission.

From the Associated Press

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