Committee Passes Captive Hunting Bill


The House Natural Resources Committee this week passed a bill 8-4 that would allow people to pay thousands of dollars to shoot deer behind high fences.

Many outdoor groups opposed the bill. Supporters included those who grow deer to sell to shooting preserves.

Shooters pay $1,800 to $9,000 to get a big buck rack.

Those against said it’s unethical to shoot a tame deer in a pen.

DNR offered testimony at the Tuesday hearing.