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Posted: 9/2/2010 10:59:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2010 11:01:38 AM EDT by M4gerySBR]
Remember to vote yes on 109 this November, your constitutional right to hunt and fish.

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A. The citizens of this State have a right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife lawfully. Wildlife belongs to this State and is held in trust for the benefit of the citizens of this State.

B. Exclusive authority to enact laws to regulate the manner, methods or seasons for hunting, fishing and harvesting wildlife is vested in the Legislature, which may delegate rule making authority to a game and fish commission. No law shall be enacted and no rule shall be adopted that unreasonably restricts hunting, fishing and harvesting wildlife or the use of traditional means and methods. Laws and rules authorized under this section shall have the purpose of wildlife conservation and management and preserving the future of hunting and fishing.

C. Lawful public hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.

D. This section shall not be construed to modify any provision of common law or statutes relating to trespass or property rights.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 6:53:39 PM EDT
You mean you didn't need a 2300 page bill that no one would read for this?

Seriously, nice and to the point. I can't wait to vote for it (and I am not even a hunter...yet).
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 7:33:24 PM EDT
A. The citizens of this State have a right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife lawfully. Wildlife belongs to this State and is held in trust for the benefit of the citizens of this State.


GOD blesses us with wildlife and other provisions not the 'state'.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:34:24 PM EDT
be careful with these... last year there were 3 in the works... one by the state. one by game and fish. and one by the center for biological diversity. making it a polotical issue and giving politcos power over it... idk which one this is... just an f.y.i.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 8:09:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LukeDuke:
be careful with these... last year there were 3 in the works... one by the state. one by game and fish. and one by the center for biological diversity. making it a polotical issue and giving politcos power over it... idk which one this is... just an f.y.i.


This is a common misconception of the amendment. The state and the legislature under current state law already have the states powers we reiterate in this law. That is not the important part. The limits on the ability for organizations like HSUS to ban types of hunting (think bow or musket) or what we can hunt (think Kofa sheep) is the whole purpose.

If this amendment does not pass, the legislature will still have the power to control wildlife and its taking; they created the FG agency and the commission to do their job for them but they can easily snap their fingers and make the FG go away.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:27:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M4gerySBR:
Originally Posted By LukeDuke:
be careful with these... last year there were 3 in the works... one by the state. one by game and fish. and one by the center for biological diversity. making it a polotical issue and giving politcos power over it... idk which one this is... just an f.y.i.


This is a common misconception of the amendment. The state and the legislature under current state law already have the states powers we reiterate in this law. That is not the important part. The limits on the ability for organizations like HSUS to ban types of hunting (think bow or musket) or what we can hunt (think Kofa sheep) is the whole purpose.

If this amendment does not pass, the legislature will still have the power to control wildlife and its taking; they created the FG agency and the commission to do their job for them but they can easily snap their fingers and make the FG go away.


its not that simple.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:29:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M4gerySBR:
Remember to vote yes on 109 this November, your constitutional right to hunt and fish.

If you would like an easily removable bumper strip for your car/truck/four wheeler/side by side/golf cart etc... please contact our Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE or email ila-contact@nrahq.org

Become a fan on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/Yeson109

Share this link with your friends for background and info on YOUR right to hunt and fish
http://nraila.org/yeson109/



A. The citizens of this State have a right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife lawfully. Wildlife belongs to this State and is held in trust for the benefit of the citizens of this State.

B. Exclusive authority to enact laws to regulate the manner, methods or seasons for hunting, fishing and harvesting wildlife is vested in the Legislature, which may delegate rule making authority to a game and fish commission. No law shall be enacted and no rule shall be adopted that unreasonably restricts hunting, fishing and harvesting wildlife or the use of traditional means and methods. Laws and rules authorized under this section shall have the purpose of wildlife conservation and management and preserving the future of hunting and fishing.

C. Lawful public hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.

D. This section shall not be construed to modify any provision of common law or statutes relating to trespass or property rights.


That is what concerns me... this would give the legislature ability to make it unlawful to harvest animals certain ways. I like the system the way it is.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:24:12 AM EDT
Luke, again, your statement is correct in that the legislature can make changes to hunting, but they can do that WITH OR WITHOUT THIS AMENDMENT. What this amendment GUARANTEES is that HSUS and other anti-hunting organizations cannot influence hunting without a much higher standard of legislative vote (no longer a simple majority) and they cannot pass a ballot referendum banning something they dont like.

Some info is available on our website here http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/AZ_RTHFQ&A.pdf

I also have the arguments from sierra club and others against it if you would like to see them. Also, remember the FG commission voted to support this amendment because it does not change the structure of FG or the legislatures influence on it; this bill only limits the ability of those against hunting to create arbitrary bans.

Here is the commission support letter http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/AZGandFCommFor109.pdf

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 8:09:29 AM EDT
HSUS is coming out strong against this, it needs your support! This is what they said today in the Huffington Post.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wayne-pacelle/prop-109-a-power-grab-bad_b_717150.html
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 10:45:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GilaMonster:
A. The citizens of this State have a right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife lawfully. Wildlife belongs to this State and is held in trust for the benefit of the citizens of this State.


GOD blesses us with wildlife and other provisions not the 'state'.


Unfortunately, God failed to put any hunting regulations in either the Old or New Testament, pretty much leaving it in the hands of man to regulate hunting for a sustained yield.
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