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Tragedy triggers debate

Updated: December 21, 2009, 5:15 PM ET
By Joe Keller | ESPNOutdoors.com

Hunters who want to ensure their sport is still around when they are not would be glad to know of a trend across the nation to give younger and younger kids access to the sport. The more kids who get a chance to walk the fields with a firearm, the more likely they will be life-long hunters, according to hunter advocate groups.

Wisconsin recently joined 29 other U.S. states to lower barriers to young hunters.

But some states are bucking that trend.

"Washington is a state ...

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