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Alaska Land-And-Shoot Referendum, Measure 6 (2000)

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The Alaska Land-And-Shoot Referendum, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 7, 2000 ballot in Alaska as a veto referendum, where it was approved. This meant that the legislation was upheld. The measure upheld "a law allowing hunters to use airplanes to land and shoot wolves on the same day they fly."[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 6 (2000)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 147,408 53.55%
No127,88346.45%
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Voters are asked to either approve or reject a law allowing hunters to use airplanes to land and shoot wolves on the same day they fly. The law allows any person with a hunting or trapping license to land and shoot in areas established by the Board of Game. No additional permit may be required. The law also allows the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to use agents, as well as employees, to engage in same day airborne shooting of wolves. A yes vote rejects the law. A no vote approves the law.

SHOULD THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BE ADOPTED? Yes or No.[2]

History

In 1996, Alaska voters approved an initiative which banned land-and-shoot wolf hunting. The initiative was overturned in the 2000 legislative session with the passage of SB 267. Measure 6 sought to overturn the Legislature's action, thus re-enacting the ban on land-and-shoot wolf hunting.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alaska Department of Elections, "2000 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 6, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Post, "Wildlife battle erupts in Alaska," October 27, 2000