MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly is set to pass a bill that would prohibit people from bothering hunters in the woods.

The Assembly was scheduled to take up the bill during a floor session Thursday afternoon. Approval would send the bill on to Gov. Scott Walker. The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote last month.

The measure’s Republican authors say concerns about hunter harassment have grown since the Wolf Patrol, a group of animal rights activists, followed and filmed wolf hunters in Wisconsin and Montana in 2014.

The bill would expand the definition of interference with a hunter to include remaining in a hunter’s sight and photographing or confronting a hunter more than twice with the intention to interfere.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments