Bill Passes in House to Allow Children Under 10 to Hunt

Legislation has passed in the Michigan state House allowing children under 10 to hunt as long as they are with an adult mentor. The measure will now go to the Senate, which has passed similar legislation. The current state law requires a child be at least 10 years old to get a hunting license. The age requirement is 12 if it involves hunting deer with a firearm. The House bill would eliminate those provisions and set up a mentoring program that would allow children to get licenses earlier.