Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed into law a concealed carry bill and a youth hunting bill.

Two NRA-backed bills which were passed in the Idaho legislature and signed into law by Governor Butch Otter (R) took effect on Tuesday, July 1.

According to NRA-ILA, Senate Bill 1254 — sponsored by state Senator Curt McKenzie (R-13) — allows “qualified retired law enforcement officers and law-abiding adults who have obtained an Idaho enhanced license to carry a concealed weapon to possess a concealed firearm on public college or university campuses.”

The exception to this law is that an individual cannot carry a concealed firearm inside a student dorm or residence hall, or a public entertainment or sports facility that has a seating capacity of at least 1,000 persons.

The second bill — House Bill 399 — lowers the minimum age to hunt big game from twelve years old to ten years old. However, any individual younger than twelve must be accompanied in the field by an adult licensed to hunt in Idaho.

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