House Considering Right to Hunt and Fish

State Representative Danny Busick of Newtown is backing a proposed amendment to put a right to hunt and fish in the state constitution, to keep animal activist groups from trying to end those activities.

Busick says the Conservation Department already does a good job of protecting hunters and fisherman, and the state’s resources, and does not think there’s much risk of voters rejecting this proposal.

If approved this year, voters would see it on a future statewide ballot. House Joint Resolution 20 had a public hearing scheduled for noon Monday before the Rural Community Development Committee.