What would an amendment for the right to hunt and fish do?


BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — This year in North Carolina, voters will decide on six constitutional amendments. That number is unprecedented for one ballot. All this at 6 O'clock, News13 will explain what you'll see on the ballot and what the amendments would do.

On the ballot you will be asked to pick "For" or "Against" a "Constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

The ballot provides 14 words to ask if you want amend the state's constitution. The actual amendment would be longer. The exact language can be found in this law. It says the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, "Shall forever be preserved for the public good."

Are people's abilities to do this currently being threatened?

"Some folks would say that this is like an insurance policy, right? That right now there's not really any threat, but there could be in the future," said Western Carolina University Political Science Professor Chris Cooper.

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