Fake Story: Government Setting Hunting Age to 21

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A fake story circulating online claims that the US Government has enacted regulations which sets the minimum age to hunt at 21 years of age.

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Bad Satire

The website which posted the article is National Report, which publishes only fictional stories. In the fake news article entitled, “Federal Government To Restrict Hunting By Setting A Minimum Age Of 21,” we read that the federal government has enacted a new rule setting the minimum hunting age to 21 in all 50 states. This would supersede all hunting regulations which currently exist on a state-by-state basis.

National Report

National Report publishes false news which is said to be satire. It sometimes reads like an actual news report, which can be confusing to some readers not familiar with the website. Its shocking headlines are shared heavily on social media by many who do not realize the stories are fake.

It has been suggested by some social media users that the comments for each article on the site may also be fake, placed there by moderators to prompt heated discussion.

Minimum Hunting Ages

You can view the minimum hunting age statues for all 50 states posted on the website of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Because the story by National Report is purely a work of fiction, there are no imminent federal hunting age changes set to affect the entire country.

Bottom Line

There are no plans to implement a national minimum age on hunting. That report comes from the fake news website National Report. As of this writing, minimum hunting statues are still regulated at the state level.

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