(WFSB interview) Sen. Harding speaks on new bear self-defense law

July 3, 2023

Lawmaker speaks on new bear self-defense law after bear attacks dog, man in Litchfield

Senator Stephen Harding says the new law allows people to shoot a bear if they feel threatened by it or are protecting themselves, a family member, or pet.
“I think this is a clear first step, at least to my constituents, if you are in a situation where a bear is threatening your safety, family safety, pet safety, it makes it clear in the law, unquestionably, that you are able to use lethal force in those situations,” said Sen. Stephen Harding, (R), Brookfield.