Kansas hunters and anglers need to remember that their very way of life is on the ballot in less than two weeks in the form of a statewide ballot initiative.
The proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution will affirm that it is a right of the public to hunt, fish and trap as such:
The people have the right to hunt, fish and trap, including by the use of traditional methods, subject to reasonable laws and regulations that promote wildlife conservation and management and that preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Public hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. This section shall not be construed to modify any provision of law relating to trespass, property rights or water resources.
“If it's not in our state now, it's coming,” NRA spokesperson Catherine Mortenson told kwch.com. “These extremist animal rights groups have an agenda, and that agenda is to outlaw hunting and fishing altogether.”