I post this here because I believe we can learn from what's happening outside our state and that this can help us as Alaskan hunters in remembering to stay on top of these types of issues.
I brought this up a while back. Here's a follow up to what is basically a response to a young hunter finding himself in a situation of making a bad decision. All the more reason we need to promote education in our state whenever the opportunity presents itself.
OLYMPIA, Wash. —
Hunters under age 14 would need adult supervision on public land under a bill that's been approved by the state House.
The bill originally would have required supervision on private land too. But the House eliminated that provision before passing the bill Tuesday night on a 70-26 vote. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Current law allows anyone to hunt alone, so long as they have passed a state-certified safety course. The supervision bill is one of several proposed after a hiker was accidentally shot by a young hunter in Skagit County last year.