Kentucky measure proposed to keep state a 'happy hunting ground'
FRANKFORT, Kentucky: Kentucky lawmakers want to protect tradition in the Bluegrass State, and that self-described heritage might be placed before voters come November 2012. A Kentucky Hunting and Fishing Question may appear on the 2012 general election ballot after it was filed in the Kentucky House of Representatives. The measure would protect the right of residents to hunt and fish in the state. It is being sponsored by Representatives Leslie Combs and Greg Stumbo. The measure was proposed in order to mandate that hunting and fishing should never be outlawed in the state without the vote of the people.
The measure will be debated and considered in Kentucky's 2011 legislative session. According to Stumbo: "That's a big step I think in the right direction to help not only this generation of sportsmen, but the next. We have a wonderful heritage of sports in this state. Kentucky was and still is the happy hunting ground."