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November 07, 2012

Voters in 4 States Amend Constitutions to Protect Right to Hunt and Fish

By Chad Love

Voters in four states approved amendments to their state constitutions guaranteeing the right to hunt and fish. Ballot measures protecting hunting and fishing passed in Idaho, Kentucky, Nebraska and Wyoming.

From this story on idahopress.com:

Idaho voters have agreed to amend the state constitution to protect forever the right to hunt, fish and trap. As returns trickled in Tuesday night, it was clearly early on HJR2 would gain wide support in a state where hunting and fishing are immensely popular and important drivers of local economies. By early Wednesday morning, with 59 percent of Idaho's 947 precincts reporting, the constitutional amendment had won support from 74.3 percent of voters.

Results showed that not a single county came close to voting down HJR, though no results had been reported from central Idaho's Blaine County, which served as the epicenter of some of the opposition generated by the measure. Idaho now joins 13 other states that have added similar language into their state constitutions.

Meanwhile, voters in Kentucky overwhelmingly passed that state's amendment proposal.

From this story on kentucky.com: Voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment that the General Assembly passed in 2011 as a pre-emptive strike against anyone who would challenge Kentuckians' right to "harvest wildlife." At present, nobody is lobbying against hunting and fishing in Kentucky or legally challenging it. But somebody in the future might have, such as an animal-rights group, said the amendment's sponsor, Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville. Now they can't, Combs said.

Measures in Nebraska and Wyoming passed by similar margins. There are now some 17 states with constitutional amendments protecting hunting and fishing. Is it officially a trend? Do you expect to see more states add such amendments?

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from mayoaaron wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I hope MN does something quick, I wouldn't doubt it if some sensitive liberals around here try to take at least hunting away in the future

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from natureonthefly wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

not sure how the presidential election results will affect our future, but it makes me feel good to know there is at least some positive action happening at the state level. hope to see more of this kind of thing.

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from shannon21 wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

why are you stopping hunting

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from hunterandfarmer wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

It is good to see positive action on the state level. Unfortunately the presidential election did not go so well. I am really interested to see who oboma blames for the mess we are in, Bush, the republicans, or the person who was in charge the last 4 years? One thing to keep in mind, if/when we abandon Israil we are DONE. We have got to support Israil. oboma will not support Israil because he is a muslim, the muslims first goal is to destroy Israil and get the whole world under sharia law and islam rule. to do that they must destroy the USA, and the person in the oval office is doing that and has been working on that for years.
I think everyone should learn about islam and how to combat it.
Lord help us!!

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from northernminneso... wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

mayoaaron in MN we do have that in the state constitution. It was passed in the late 1990's. So we are relatively safe.

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from CoyoteHunter wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

@hunterandfarmer Please tell me you're not being serious. Obama goes to a Christian church every week. He says he will support Israel and he has supported Israel. But tons of people still come up with foolish nonsense about him being a Muslim. I mean really, you would call me crazy if I repeatedly called you a Muslim despite proof of you going to a Christian church. So what is different about Obama? There is a ton of evidence that shows he is a Christian, yet no proof of him being a Muslim. Get over it, he is a Christian and American person, and he is our president. GET OVER IT!

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from CoyoteHunter wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

@hunterandfarmer Please tell me you're not being serious. Obama goes to a Christian church every week. He says he will support Israel and he has supported Israel. But tons of people still come up with foolish nonsense about him being a Muslim. I mean really, you would call me crazy if I repeatedly called you a Muslim despite proof of you going to a Christian church. So what is different about Obama? There is a ton of evidence that shows he is a Christian, yet no proof of him being a Muslim. Get over it, he is a Christian and American person, and he is our president. GET OVER IT!

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from mayoaaron wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I hope MN does something quick, I wouldn't doubt it if some sensitive liberals around here try to take at least hunting away in the future

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from natureonthefly wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

not sure how the presidential election results will affect our future, but it makes me feel good to know there is at least some positive action happening at the state level. hope to see more of this kind of thing.

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from shannon21 wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

why are you stopping hunting

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from northernminneso... wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

mayoaaron in MN we do have that in the state constitution. It was passed in the late 1990's. So we are relatively safe.

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from hunterandfarmer wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

It is good to see positive action on the state level. Unfortunately the presidential election did not go so well. I am really interested to see who oboma blames for the mess we are in, Bush, the republicans, or the person who was in charge the last 4 years? One thing to keep in mind, if/when we abandon Israil we are DONE. We have got to support Israil. oboma will not support Israil because he is a muslim, the muslims first goal is to destroy Israil and get the whole world under sharia law and islam rule. to do that they must destroy the USA, and the person in the oval office is doing that and has been working on that for years.
I think everyone should learn about islam and how to combat it.
Lord help us!!

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