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Hunting with kids could get easier

SPRINGFIELD -- Want to take your kids hunting? The process could get a little easier.
SPRINGFIELD -- Want to take your kids hunting? The process could get a little easier. State lawmakers passed a bill this week letting children under 17 hunt without taking a safety class. But, they would have to be with a parent or guardian.

Those under 17 would have to get a Youth Hunting License. The idea behind the bill is to give young people a chance to see if they'd enjoy hunting before taking the time to go through the ten hour safety class.

Obviously the only time they could go out is if they were supervised by a parent, grandparent or guardian. But, one gun shop owner doesn't like the idea of someone handling a firearm without taking training.

The bill got a ton of support passing without a single "no" vote in either the House or Senate. Governor Quinn has said he plans on signing it.
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