Today, Senate Joint Resolution 9 passed in the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee by a 7 to 0 vote. Sponsored by state Senator Brent Steele (R-44), SJR 9 would guarantee Hoosiers the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife. This proposed constitutional amendment would ensure the preservation of Indiana's rich hunting heritage for future generations. SJR 9 could be voted on as early as Monday, February 3.
By declaring and enshrining this right, Indiana would keep the existing fishing and hunting structure in place while protecting future generations of sportsmen from attacks initiated by well-funded anti-hunting extremists. Specifically, SJR 9 would promote wildlife conservation and management. In addition, it specifies that hunting, fishing and harvesting of wildlife shall be used as a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. This proposed constitutional amendment would ensure that sportsmen will continue to be used as Indiana’s responsible game managers instead of the taxpayer-funded sharpshooters and unproven, expensive wildlife contraception schemes employed in other jurisdictions.
Please contact your state Senator TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to SUPPORT your right to hunt and fish by voting “YES” on SJR 9. Contact information for your state Senator can be found here.