Wisconsin sells 10 hunting licenses to infants thanks to new law
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Two weeks after the state eliminated its minimum hunting age, Wisconsin says it has sold over 1,800 licenses to children 9 or younger.
According to WISC, data from the Department of Natural Resources shows that while the majority were issued to 9-year-olds, 52 were handed over to those under 5.
Ten licenses were given to infants under a year old.
Celebrating the thought of armed infants was the bill's author, Rep. Rob Stafsholt.
"1,814 KIDS!!!!" he wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. "The numbers are in on licenses sold under my Youth Mentored Hunting Law that got signed into law in time for gun deer season!
"According to DNR there were 1814 kids that were under the age of 10 that were able to purchase a mentored hunter gun deer license and legally go out hunting as a mentee being closely supervised by a mentor."
DNR records also show that the killing of one deer was registered to a 4-year-old and seven deer were attributed to 5-year-olds, but the data fails to show who actually killed the animals.
Gov. Scott Walker signed the NRA-supported bill into law Nov. 11.