AP analysis: Mississippi voters to decide on right to hunt and fish amendment

Mississippi voters will decide in November whether to amend the state constitution to guarantee the right to hunt and fish.

The Legislature decided 2012 to put the issue before voters, but kept it off the ballot until 2014. The 2012 ballot already had heavy constitutional and polarizing proposals — the abortion-related “personhood” amendment, which failed, and new eminent domain restrictions, which passed.

The guarantee of the right to hunt and fish needs majority support from voters in November to become enshrined in the Mississippi Constitution.

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2/16/14