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Hunting, a Sport on the Decline

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Hunting, a Sport on the Decline

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Hunting, a Sport on the Decline

Hunting, a Sport on the Decline

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The Wisconsin state legislature is considering a bill that would lower the legal hunting age from 12 to 8. The goal is to boost a sport declining in popularity. For some communities, hunting remains an integral part of daily life.

Guests:

Richard Stedman, professor of rural sociology at Pennsylvania State University

Christine Thomas dean of the College of Natural Resources at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; founder of Becoming an Outdoors Woman, a program which offers women workshops on outdoor recreation, including hunting and angling

George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation; former secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources

Christian Diehm, professor of environmental philosophy at University of Wisconsin