Latest: Wisconsin Senate approves blaze pink for hunters

MADISON — The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow hunters to wear fluorescent pink rather than traditional blaze orange.

Right now at least half of all clothing deer hunters wear above the waist must be blaze orange. The bill would allow hunters swap that color for pink if they so choose.

The measure's authors say the bill is designed to draw more women into hunting and provide hunters an option.

Some female hunters have decried the bill as sexist.

The Senate approved the measure Wednesday on a voice vote with no debate. The Assembly passed the measure in November. It now goes to Gov. Scott Walker. His spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to an email inquiring about whether he supports the bill.