On Wednesday, June 1, the Kansas Legislature adjourned from its 2016 Legislative Session which saw the overwhelming passage of House Concurrent Resolution 5008, the Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Wildlife.
HCR 5008 will now be placed on the November General Election Ballot and give Kansans the opportunity to vote on this state constitutional amendment to create permanent protections for sportsmen and conservation. The Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Wildlife ensures that wildlife conservation and management decisions continue to be based on sound science in order to preserve Kansas’ hunting heritage for generations to come and to protect it against future attacks from well-funded, anti-hunting organizations.
HCR 5008 proposes an amendment to the Kansas Constitution that 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.
Thank you to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their lawmakers in support of this important measure. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for the Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Wildlife ballot question number and further information.