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“Lohman”Congrats, wish Wisconsin would do the same .can only small game and coyote hunt in Wisconsin still fun 


Wisconsin is in the process as we ‘speak’ of doing the same thing.  Look up SB551 and AB649.  I rallied the troops to go to the public hearing January for the AB-649 to prevent poor wording choices (which would have allowed inadequate airguns to hunt deer and large game).  The bill was amended, after our testimony (Tony of Airguns, etc. Alex-president of BAGA, and me) and work with the legislators post-hearing, to remove the poor wording and delegate definitions of appropriate weapons to the DNR.  Our recommendations were either .30 or .35 cal min.

Support was very strong with no opposition.  The assembly bill passed unanimously, and headed to the senate in the same form.  The public hearing for the senate bill happened yesterday (only Tony was able to attend and testify).  Tony reported strong support with no opposition to the bill-but several tough questions were asked during his testimony in light of ‘recent events’.  We are optimistic this will be voted on by the full Senate shortly.  Once passed, it’s on to the Gov for signoff.  

This should all be in place for the 2018 deer season.  Stay tuned.

Sean