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Monday, May 30, 2016

Right To Hunt And Fish Measure Introduced In North Carolina

A measure introduced in the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday seeks to amend the North Carolina constitution to affirm that it is a right of the public to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.

Language in Senate Bill 889 reads: The right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, including by the use of traditional methods, shall not be infringed, subject to laws and regulations to promote wildlife conservation and management, to maintain natural resources in trust for public use, and to preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Public hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. Nothing herein shall be construed to modify any provision of law relating to eminent domain, trespass or property rights.

Hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife are not only cherished North Carolina traditions, but paired with science, are an integral part of wildlife management and conservation.

Use Your Power!

North Carolina sportsmen should contact their senators and encourage them to support SB 889 by clicking here.