COLUMBUS—State Representative Danny Bubp (R-West Union) recently introduced House Bill 562, which will allow an individual on active military duty, while on leave or furlough, to hunt deer or wild turkey without procuring a deer or wild turkey permit.
Under current Ohio law, an individual on active duty does not have to renew their hunting license in order to hunt. Representative Bubp says he wanted to take the law an additional step farther with the provisions of House Bill 562.
“An individual on active military duty should not have to procure a permit for hunting because they should not have to pay the cost of a license when they often able to hunt only small periods
“An individual on active military duty should not have to procure the cost of hunting permits when often they are unable to use the permit for the entire hunting season because they are called to duty. We need to support our soldiers as they fight for our freedoms”, said Representative Danny Bubp.
House Bill 562 has been assigned to the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, where it is awaiting its first hearing.
Friday, June 22, 2012
St. Rep. Bubp Introduces Legislation to Amend Military Hunting Laws