New Law Targets Young Hunters

The Kentucky Wildlife Commission has taken steps to make it easier for children to hunt, even removing the requirement for the state’s youngest hunters to purchase licenses.

The State Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the regulation in December 2006 that sets the minimum age for children enrolling in hunter education training and test at nine.

The regulation also drops a requirement for children under 12 to purchase a “junior” hunting license. Previously, children were required to have such a license, regardless of age.

The initiatives must be approved by a legislative committee before they take effect, probably in July 2007.