FLASH: Apprentice Hunting License bill unanimously passed by House Committee

Buckeye Firearms Association's Larry S. Moore got more than he bargained for when he showed up to offer proponent testimony for HB296 on behalf of this political action committee and the US Sportmen Alliance today.

After proponent testimony from several witnesses was heard, and the legislation having received no opposition, the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted the legislation out of committee with a 15-0 vote, although a vote had not been on today's agenda.

"Buckeye Firearms Association recognizes the importance of sharing the outdoor heritage of hunting and trapping with new participants," said Larry Moore, Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader and winner of the 2005 USSA Patriot Award. "Studies done by several national organizations indicate a decline in the participation in hunting. We are thankful that Ohio does not have a minimum age restriction on hunting. We believe that leaving the decision as to when a young person is mature enough to participate in hunting and trapping is a decision best left to the parents."

Please take a moment to thank the bill's primary sponsor, Rep. Steve Buehrer for introducing this important legislation, and Committee Chairman Jim Aslanides for moving the bill out of committee.

To view a copy of House Bill 296 as Reported by House Committee, CLICK HERE.

The bill will now go to the House for a floor vote.

Please vote in our latest survey: When did you learn to hunt?.

For more information on HB296, see: Buckeye Firearms Association Endorses HB296, Apprentice Hunting License Bill.

To read the US Sportsmen's Alliance press release on these developments, CLICK HERE.

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