MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Senate is set to pass a Republican bill that would ensure local governments can't restrict bow and crossbow hunting.
Current state law prohibits local governments from restricting hunting, fishing and trapping unless the prohibition furthers public health and safety.
The bill would prohibit local governments from adopting any restrictions barring bow and crossbow hunting. The locals could prohibit bow and crossbow hunting within 100 yards of a building and on government land, however. They also could require hunters to fire their arrows and bolts toward the ground.
The bill would leave the state's current prohibition on hunting with 1,700 feet of a hospital, school or mental hospital in place.
The state Assembly passed the bill in June. The Senate is expected to take it up Tuesday.
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