Full Statute Name:  State Question No. 742 (2008) (Constitutional Right to Hunt)

Share |
Primary Citation:  State Question No. 742 (2008) (Constitutional Right to Hunt) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  September, 2014 Date Adopted:  2008
Summary: Oklahoma Question 742 would add a new section to the State Constitution. 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, and makes hunting, fishing, and trapping the preferred means to manage certain game and fish. The measure was approved by a margin of 80% to 20%.
Documents:  PDF icon ok2008question742.pdf (306.24 KB)
Statute Text: 

The Oklahoma State Question No. 742 is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. It would give all people of the state the right to hunt, trap, fish and take game and fish, subject to reasonable regulation.

The official ballot summary reads:

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.

Share |