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Gas-Powered Guns A Thing Of The Past? WIDNR To Install ER Charging Stations On Public Lands

MADISON, WI-  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has submitted a plan to the federal government to build new fast charging stations for electric hunting rifles across all public lands in the state.

In an attempt to “Go Green” the state is hoping to phase out conventional gas-powered rifles by 2027. The number of electric rifles registered with the state has grown over the years. Back in 2017, just 1,726 were registered; fast forward to 2021, and that number has increased to more than 9,039.

Last week Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan announced a plan to make electric rifle charging more prevalent along the Great Lakes. Secretary Thompson said the state’s plan will allow ER owners to travel across Wisconsin and the Midwest with confidence, a critical part of the state’s economic competitiveness.

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