Idaho voters OK hunt, fish, trap amendment
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The right to hunt, fish and trap is now a constitutional right in Idaho.
Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly threw their support behind HJR2, an amendment enshrining the right to hunt, fish and trap in the Idaho Constitution.
With 74 percent of the vote counted early Wednesday, the measure had approval from 74.2 percent of voters. It was also supported by majorities in every Idaho county except Blaine County, where it was rejected by 65.3 percent of voters.
Idaho now joins 13 other states that had previously amended their constitutions to protect hunting and fishing. Voters in Wyoming, Kentucky and Nebraska also approved similar measures Tuesday.
Supporters said including protections in the constitution was essential to avoiding any future attempt to ban or curtail hunting, fishing and trapping from animal rights activists.