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New youth hunting law passed in Montana

This might make a few Montana kids excited!

New Law Allows Some Young Hunters To Get An Early Start
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Hunting
A new Montana law passed last year will allow some youths to start hunting before their 12 th birthday.

House Bill 221, passed by the 2009 Montana Legislature, makes it possible for a youth who will reach 12 years of age by Jan. 16, 2011 to participate in any hunting season that opens after Aug. 15. The youth must first pass a hunter’s education course and be properly licensed.

"The law seeks to allow youngsters who turn 12 in the course of a license year to get started hunting a bit earlier than they could in the past,” said Ron Aasheim, chief of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Communications and Education bureau.

In past years, a youth could not hunt until he or she turned 12 years old.

For more information on hunting eligibility requirements visit FWP’s Web site at fwp.mt.gov.

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