HARRISBURG – The Senate has unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Jake Corman (R-34), which would authorize the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand its successful Mentored Youth Hunting Program to all ages.
“The mentored youth hunting program has been so successful that it has become a model for other states,” said Corman. “This legislation aims to make the successful youth program available for anyone to participate with the same goal to nurture interest and gain a better understanding of hunting and wildlife conservation.”
In 2006, the Game Commission launched the Mentored Youth Hunting Program, through legislative authority, with the stated goal to expand hunting opportunities for individuals under age 12 while maintaining safety afield. Senate Bill 623 expands this voluntary opportunity to all ages.
The legislation does not alter any normal licensing procedures.