Sen. Weaver amends Wildlife Code for youth
Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) is making it a little easier for youth to hunt and trap as long as they are supervised by an adult.
Calling it a simple bill at the April 17 Senate floor debate, Weaver said SB2663 combines youth trapping and hunting licensing in the Wildlife Code.
“It cleans up various sections,” Weaver said of the $7 licensing fee bill.
Based on the bill synopsis, the “license shall entitle the licensee to hunt or trap while supervised by an adult (rather than a parent, grandparent, or guardian) who is 21 years of age or older and has a valid Illinois hunting or trapping license,” and “youth licensed shall not hunt or trap or carry a hunting or trapping device, including, but not limited to, a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow unless the youth is accompanied by and under the close personal supervision of an adult.”
“I know of no opposition,” Weaver said.
And there was none, with SB2663 passing unanimously at 54-0.