Oklahoma Right to Hunt and Fish, State Question 742 (2008)
The Oklahoma Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment, also known as State Question 742, was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure enacted laws to give all people of the state the right to hunt, trap, fish and take game and fish, subject to reasonable regulation.
|Oklahoma State Question 742 (2008)|
Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State
Text of measure
The official ballot title appeared as:
|“||This measure adds a new section to the State Constitution. It adds Section 36 to Article 2. It gives all people of this state the right to hunt, trap, fish and take game and fish. Such activities would be subject to reasonable regulation. It allows the Wildlife Conservation Commission to approve methods and procedures for hunting, trapping, fishing and taking of game and fish. It allows for taking game and fish by traditional means. It makes hunting, fishing, and trapping the preferred means to manage certain game and fish. The new law will not affect existing laws relating to property rights.||”|
The full text of the measure can be read here.
The measure stated “all citizens of this state shall have a right to hunt, fish, trap and harvest game and fish, subject only to reasonable regulation as prescribed by the legislature and the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission.”
It also called for “hunting, fishing and trapping shall be the preferred means of managing game and fish that are not identified as threatened by law or by the commission. Nothing shall be construed to modify any provision of common law statutes relating to trespass, eminent domain or any other property rights.”
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- Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed December 2, 2014
- Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Question 742," accessed December 2, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- The Shawnee News-Star, "The Scoop," July 26, 2008
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