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Hunting and fishing rights of Utahns to be constitutional right after Amendment E passes

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Posted at 11:51 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 01:51:04-05

SALT LAKE CITY — With the passing of Amendment E, it will now be written in Utah's constitution that state residents have the right to hunt and fish.

About 74 percent of Utah voters favored the amendment.

Despite its passing, Amendment E does not make the right to hunt and fish absolute as state laws and policies would still prohibit, for example, a convicted poacher from getting a hunting license.

Utah joins 22 other states that currently give residents a constitutional right to hunt and fish.