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Right to Hunt & Fish Amendment

Right to Hunt & Fish Amendment Facts at a Glance

Right to Hunt and Fish (RTHF) amendments work to protect against future threats to the right to hunt and fish that do not exist today.

The right to hunt and fish has roots in America even before 1776. Historically, the English game laws made hunting a monopoly of those privileged to do so by the Crown, and imposed draconian penalties, by contrast, the American colonists were free to hunt.

22 states recognize the Right to Hunt and Fish (RTHF) in their constitutions. NRA has worked hard to secure these rights and will continue to fight for these rights in all states. 

In 20 of the 22 states RTHF amendments were approved by the voters.

The rest of the RTHF states—Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming have passed since 1996.

Florida and New Hampshire statutorily recognize the right to hunt and fish.

California and Rhode Island constitutionally guarantee the right to hunt but not fish.

Alaska’s constitutional language is considered by some to guarantee the RTHF because of its strong case law history

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