Here's the jaw-dropping WKOW story:
Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) is the lead author of an Assembly bill that would exempt crossbows from a state law that prohibits hunting within 1,700 feet of a school or hospital. Under Assembly Bill 8, which Rep. Kleefisch introduced last Friday, the 1,700 feet provision would only apply to people hunting with a firearm, not to crossbow or bow and arrow hunters.
Reached by phone Monday morning, Rep. Kleefisch said the goal of the bill is to make sure more children have access to archery and bow hunting. Rep. Kleefisch said that while bullets from a firearm can travel for miles, the longest range for a bow and arrow or crossbow is 300 to 450 feet.