Hunting amendment passes easily

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Marshall County voters voted overwhelmingly for a constitutional amendment to make hunting and fishing a right instead of a privilege.

In order to pass Tuesday, it needed to receive a number surpassing half the votes cast in the governor's race, plus one.

With most of the vote counted late Tuesday night, it was well beyond the threshold.

In Marshall County, with 6,383 votes for the change, the amendment had almost 94 percent of the votes. Those voting no totaled 428, or a little more than six percent.

The proposed state constitutional amendment is to guarantee the right to hunt and fish, but sportsmen will still have to buy permits and hunt in season.