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May 20, 2010

Mentored hunting bill becomes a reality in Vermont


The Burlington Free Press reports that Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas plans to sign into law a bill that would create an apprentice hunting program in the state. 

"That means it's about to become much easier to introduce a friend or family member to hunting in Vermont, which is good news," writes Free Press outdoor columnist Lawrence Pine. 

The bill, which is part of the Families Afield initiative of NSSF, the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and National Wild Turkey Federation, will allow newcomers to try hunting under the close supervision of an experienced mentor prior to earning hunter education certification. 

Read the complete article from the Burlington Free Press.