In an overwhelming majority vote, the right to hunt and fish is now a Hoosier state right.
With the final numbers still officially pending, it is estimated that 80% of Indiana voters favored amending the state constitution to include the right to hunt and fish.
Despite countless misinformation attempts from PETA and the Humane Society of America, this former privilege will be written into the state constitution, never to be taken away.
Opponents of this amendment argued that the right to hunt and fish is not in jeopardy; therefore, this "hobby" does not need to be protected in the state constitution. However, on the other side of the coin, if that's the case, what's the problem with making it officially a right?
Now that this is official, local governments will not be able to pass laws banning hunting or fishing. It will also take an act from the Indiana General Assembly to change any hunting or fishing laws in the future.
Indiana joins 19 other states that have already amended their state constitutions to include hunting and fishing.
Here's to a big win in the Hoosier state for outdoorsmen everywhere! No matter what, you will always have a place to hunt and fish in Indiana.