Proposed Wisconsin Law to Strengthen Hunter Harassment Penalties

   10.28.15

Proposed Wisconsin Law to Strengthen Hunter Harassment Penalties

Wisconsin – The right to hunt in Wisconsin is a constitutionally protected right, according to a press release from WI state representative Adam Jarchow, but that hasn’t stopped a group of extremists (reportedly led by a convicted felon) from stalking and harassing hunters.

The problem, they say, is that current law against hunter harassment in WI “is difficult to use and enforce.”

For that reason, Rep. Jarchow has introduced a bill that reportedly “includes fines up to $10,000 and nine months in jail for animal-rights groups that photograph, film, or otherwise bother hunters in the field.”

This is not about regular protesting – it’s about stalking hunters and following them into the woods just to harass them and ruin their hunt.

Kudos, Rep. Jarchow. I hope it passes and becomes law.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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