Discussion Topic: Is Hunting a Right or a Privilege?

Tennessee's The Chattanoogan is following the progress of a legislative proposal that would make hunting a right in the state. From a May article:

_Sportsmen want to amend Tennessee's constitution to guarantee the "right" to hunt and fish. Some sportsmen say it is necessary to protect their institution from animal-rights activists.

At least ten other states have already passed similar measures._

And now:

_At least five Chattanooga-area state representatives say they support an effort to amend the Tennessee Constitution to protect the rights of hunters and fishermen.

The House is scheduled to vote on House Joint Resolution 108 this week. (Read more here)_

The proposal brings up an interesting question: Is hunting a right or a privilege? What do you think?