ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An 84-year-old hunter who asked Minnesota lawmakers for help bagging another deer may get his wish.

A provision tucked in House Republicans' budget bill for environmental and natural resource agencies would allow hunters 84 and older to kill a doe without a permit. Its place in the bill released Monday gives it a good chance at becoming law.

The change was designed for George Krog of Two Harbors. Krog says he can't stay out hunting as long anymore and he rarely sees bucks. He wrote a letter in December to Senate Majority Leader Bakk and other lawmakers asking for help.

The change could impact as many as 2,200 older hunters.