Latest: State Assembly passes bill outlawing hunter harassment

MADISON — The state Assembly has approved a bill that would prohibit people from bothering hunters in the woods.

The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote Thursday with no debate. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker. The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote last month.

The bill's Republican authors say concerns about hunter harassment have grown since the Wolf Patrol, a group of animal rights activists, followed and filmed wolf hunters in Wisconsin and Montana in 2014.

The bill would expand the definition of interference with a hunter to include remaining in a hunter's sight and photographing or confronting a hunter more than twice with the intention to interfere.