I posted at the Black Bear Blog today about a bill that has made it throught the general assembly of Wisconsin to allow 8 year olds to go hunting. http://mainehuntingtoday.com/bbb/?p=10 Basically the bill works this way. The parent hunts with the kid or names an adult mentor. The kid must be within arms length of the mentor/parent at all times. Only one gun to be shared by both. When the kid turns 12, he must take a hunter safety course to continue hunting. The bill passed overwhelmingly. Those opposed seem to be the ones who just can't let parents be parents - even when mistakes are made. What are your thoughts on this bill? Personally, I like it. I think in the long run, hunting will be safer, the kid will learn at an early age about handling guns, etc.