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Hunting and Fishing Amendment to be on Nebraska Ballot
03/28/2012
 

A proposal that would place hunting,
fishing and wildlife harvesting rights in the Nebraska constitution
is heading to the November ballot.

     Lawmakers voted 41-3 on Tuesday to approve the constitutional
amendment for voter consideration, despite objections that it isn't
needed.

     Omaha Sen. Pete Pirsch says he sponsored the measure to shield
Nebraska from animal advocacy groups that oppose hunting.

     Omaha Sen. Brenda Council says the amendment is unnecessary and
would clutter the state constitution with an issue pushed by
hunting advocates.

© Associated Press
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