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PA Families Afield Bill Makes Its Way to Governor

A bill to expand the Mentored Youth Hunting program in Pennsylvania will allow adult participation. Having already passed the legislature, the bill awaits approval by Gov. Tom Corbett.

A bill to expand the Mentored Youth Hunting program in Pennsylvania will allow adult participation. Having already passed the legislature, the bill awaits approval by Gov. Tom Corbett. The bill, Senate Bill 623, was introduced by Sens. Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) and Wayne Fontana (D-Pittsburgh), will allow people ages 12 and up to give hunting a shot with the helping-hand of a mentor before taking the hunter education course.

This style of hunting is a great option for those who have never hunted and want to try it out. Chris Dolnack, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), said, “This expanded mentored program has the potential to open many doors for new hunters and future conservationists in the state.” The Families Afield program has allowed more than one million mentored-hunting licenses to be sold, since the establishment of the program in Pennsylvania by the NSSF, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and National Wild Turkey Federation in 2006.

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