Right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

Authors: Senator Brent Steele, Senator Carlin Yoder, Senator Dennis Kruse

Sponsors: Representative Mark Messmer

Co-Sponsors: Representative Heath VanNatter, Representative Robert Morris, Representative Terry Goodin


Provides that the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife is a valued part of Indiana's heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good. Provides that the people have a right, which includes the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, subject only to the laws prescribed by the general assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the general assembly to: (1) promote wildlife conservation and management; and (2) preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Provides that hunting and fishing are the preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. Provides that this constitutional amendment does not limit the application of any laws relating to trespass or property rights. This proposed amendment has not been agreed to by the previous general assembly.