Michigan House approves bill to lower hunting age
3/21/2006, 7:24 p.m. ET
The Associated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state House approved a bill Tuesday that would lower the legal age to hunt deer, elk and bear with firearms in Michigan.
The bill would lower the age requirement from 14 to 12, and require the state Natural Resources Commission to create an apprentice hunting license program.
The bill specifies that a 12- or 13-year-old would have to be accompanied by a parent and could only hunt on private property.
Joe Hune and Chris Ward both supported this. Kudos to them. Below are the turkeys who opposed it. All are Democrats.
Frank Accavitti of Eastpointe, Steve Bieda of Warren, Marsha Cheeks of Detroit, Brenda Clack of Flint, Paul Condino of Southfield, Marie Donigan of Royal Oak, Morris Hood III of Detroit, Tupac Hunter of Detroit, Chris Kolb of Ann Arbor, Kathleen Law of Gibraltar, Alexander Lipsey of Kalamazoo, Jim Plakas of Garden City, Alma Wheeler Smith of Ypsilanti, Virgil Smith III of Detroit, Steve Tobocman of Detroit, Aldo Vagnozzi of Farmington Hills and Lisa Wojno of Warren.