An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a bill to allow nighttime hunting in the state.

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Hunters in Yuma and around the state could soon be out and about at night if one State Senator has his way. Tucson Republican Frank Antenori is proposing a new measure that would make night time hunting legal in Arizona. Current laws only allow hunting during daylight hours, but Antenori says there are many nocturnal animals that are becoming a nuisance in the state, and he wants to allow hunters to shoot jackrabbits, raccoons and even coyotes in order to reduce their populations because he says they prey on local deer and antelope populations.

Thoughts? Think it’ll pass, given that voters in Arizona recently defeated a proposal to make hunting and fishing constitutional rights? Many states, of course, already allow various forms of night hunting. Is your state one of them?