North Dakota Residents to Vote on Measure Banning Canned Hunts

If the comments on this blog are any indication, there are some strong feelings out there on both sides of the high-fence debate, but for residents of North Dakota, the issue will be settled on Nov. 2

From this opinion piece in the Bismarck Tribune:
_On Nov. 2, North Dakota residents will have an opportunity to vote on Measure 2. This measure will stop the fee killing of captive big game and exotics behind an escape proof fence -- canned hunts, as they are known. If you care about fair chase hunting and North Dakota wildlife, you will vote "yes" on Measure 2. It will help put an end to a practice that gives hunting a bad name and the anti-hunting community fuel for their fire. North Dakota Hunters for Fair Chase has been accused of being a group of East Coast radicals and associated with PETA. That's totally false.

__We are endorsed by the Mule Deer Foundation, Dakota Country Magazine, the late Tony Dean, the North Dakota Wildlife Federation and others. Boone and Crockett supports our position as evidenced by its statements of fair chase. For more information, go to our website at www.northdakotafairchase.com. I have hunted since I was 12 years old. I believe in this measure. Think about it -- you drive to a game farm, pick out the animal you want behind the fence, pay up to $15,000, depending on the size of the horns, kill inside the fence and call it a hunt. Are you kidding me? All this shows me is a lack of competence on the so-called hunt and a disrespect for the hunt and the animal -- be it deer or elk. So step inside the voting booths on Nov. 2 with some respect for wildlife and the hunt, and vote "yes" on Measure 2._

So, what's your take? Would you vote yes or no and why?