While many hunters and fishermen believe that taking part in the outdoor sports they love is a God-given right, that right isn’t always recognized by the government. Kansas will have the chance to set things straight this November at the ballot box.
The sad part about any election is the lack of participation. Too many people are apathetic about their votes; however, this should be a vote that all sportsmen want to get behind.
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“As of September 2016, 19 states have constitutional provisions providing for the right to hunt and fish. California and Rhode Island have constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to fish, but not hunt. Florida and New Hampshire have statutes proclaiming a right to hunt and fish, but not constitutional amendments.”
This should serve as a call to action for hunters and fishermen alike. There’s a movement called “get out the vote”; now is the time to get out the vote for your RIGHT to get out. If you’re in Kansas, tell your friends and get them to the polls in November.
If you aren’t in Kansas, do you know the status of the hunting and fishing-related laws in your state?