Pennsylvania’s popular Mentored Youth Hunting Program may be extending to allow adult participation soon with the recent passage of The Families Afield Bill through the state’s legislature. The bill now waits for Governor Tom Corbett’s signature.

Pennsylvania was the first state to pass Families Afield, and now a total of 34 states have created similar apprentice-hunting programs. The new additions to Pennsylvania’s legislation will allow hunters over the age of 12 to train with an experienced mentor and hunt before completing hunter education.

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