Arizona: Voters could make hunting constitutional right

Fri, Mar 26 2010 — Source: East Valley Tribune

The House voted 37-18 Wednesday to put a constitutional right to hunt and fish in the Arizona Constitution. Backers of HCR 2008 say the measure is designed to deter special interests from proposing ballot measures which would limit the ability to hunt, either by restricting the methods available or by deciding that certain species should not be hunted. That happened more than a decade ago when an initiative successfully banned the use of steel-jawed leghold traps.

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