Did You Know that for 21 states in the US – the right to hunt and fish is guaranteed in their constitution. Sportsmen in many states are turning to state constitutions to ensure their favorite traditional pastime will continue. Increasing urbanization, decreased habitat, declining numbers of sportsmen, and more restrictions on hunting are common factors in the quest to assert the right to hunt and fish. On land that has been traditionally open to sportsmen, development of farmland and forests, along with pressure from other recreational groups such as hikers and off-road vehicles, is putting the pinch on the available land for harvesting game and fish.
Well-organized animal rights groups and limitations on methods, seasons and bag limits for certain game species have provoked many hunter advocacy groups to lobby for hunting and fishing as a right, and their call is being heard across the country.
Post listed in the National Conference of State Legislature (NCSL)
in April 2017 – Read full post