If a proposal is granted, avid outdoor kids could be banned from hunting in Pennsylvania.
A proposal to ban young children from hunting is to be voted for by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, according to reports.
Presently, the state of Pennsylvania has a mentored youth hunting program available for children aged from six to 12. However, if the new proposal moves forward and is passed, it would ban kids under the age of nine from hunting deer and turkey.
While the issue has produced a heated debate with those in the hunting community, the reason the PGC is considering the change is down to the fact that they believe children are not ready at such a young age to safely operate high-powered rifles.
Greed, however, is to be believed as the real issue, which is what former Pennsylvania Game Commissioner Ralph Martone thinks. He believes a lot of the older hunters don’t want to share the deer herd.