Prop. 109 Brings Hunting, Fishing Rights to Ballot
FLAGSTAFF (NAZ Today) – On November 2nd, Arizonans will head to the polls to vote in the 2010 Midterm Elections. One interesting and little known ballot measure facing Arizona voters is proposition 109, a proposed constitutional amendment that would place the right to hunt and fish in Arizona alongside the right to bear arms and the freedom of speech in the State Constitution.
Proposition 109 would add the right to hunt and fish to article II of the state constitution. Along with guaranteeing citizens hunting and fishing rights, proposition 109 grants exclusive authority over wildlife protection and management to the state legislature, and prohibits any future laws or rules that infringes on hunting rights.
Should proposition 109 pass, the state legislature would decide whether or not to retain the Arizona Game and Fish Department as the states Wildlife management agency.