Right to Hunt and Fish

“A proposal to preserve hunting and fishing rights in the state constitution is contained in S.B. 677, which passed the NC House by a strong bipartisan vote of 92-23, and will be considered by voters on statewide election ballots this fall. More than twenty other states already have a right to hunt and fish in their state constitution. This is the right of the people of North Carolina to be able to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife in accordance with the laws passed in the General Assembly. The amendment further provides that nothing herein shall be construed to modify any provision of law relating to trespass, property rights, or eminent domain. Hunting and fishing are core traditions of North Carolina’s heritage, economy, and conversation priorities. The state issued over 1.5 million hunting and fishing licenses in 2016 alone and draws billions of dollars in annual spending by sportsmen and women that supports tens of thousands of local jobs across the state.” – Rep. Jordan


Amendment Text


Constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.