Hunting, Fishing Rights

Hunting and fishing are longtime traditions in Wisconsin and now lawmakers are pushing to make sure those rights are in the state constitution.

State democrats from our area gathered Tuesday to announce they are making this amendment a top priority for the next session.

They say the right to fish, hunt and trap needs the highest protection possible.

"Twenty to 30 years down the road who can say what could happen. So I think we need to strike while the iron is hot. Put it in the constitution to guarantee every sportsman the right to hunt, fish and trap," said State Senator Russ Decker.

The legislature has already approved the amendment, but it must also be endorsed by the next legislature before it can be submitted to the voters for final adoption in a statewide referendum.

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