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NRA-Backed Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment heading to November Ballot in Indiana

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fairfax, Va.— Language for the NRA-backed Right to Hunt and Fish state constitutional amendment was approved by Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) and will appear on the November ballot as Question 1. If passed by the voters, the measure will amend the Indiana Constitution to establish an individual right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife in the Hoosier State and ensure that wildlife and conservation management decisions will continue to be based on sound science, not the misguided agendas of anti-hunting and anti-fishing extremists.

“Indiana sportsmen and women know the importance of protecting America’s treasured outdoor heritage for future generations,” said Chris Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Voting for ‘Question 1’ on the November ballot will protect those cherished traditions in the Hoosier state from efforts by well-funded national extremist groups to ban hunting.”

Sportsmen spent almost $1 billion enjoying Indiana’s great outdoors last year. With more than 14,000 jobs relying on the outdoor industry, it’s a tradition vital to both the economic and cultural well-being of the state.

Voting on this question takes place during the regular federal elections on November 8, 2016.


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