Right to Hunt & Fish amendment explained

Published: Oct. 26, 2016 at 6:07 AM CDT
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Kansans will vote on a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution when they head to the polls next month.

Constitutional Amendment 1 deals with the public's right to hunt and fish. But, just what does that mean?

Supporters say the amendment is aimed more at the future, it's designed to make sure that many of the public fishing or hunting spots will remain that way down the road.

The NRA, which is behind the effort, says is has already passed in 19 other states.

"If it's not in our state now, it's coming," NRA spokesperson Catherine Mortenson told us. "These extremist animal rights groups have an agenda and that agenda is to outlaw hunting and fishing altogether."

The amendment does not mean you'll be able to hunt or fish wherever you want, also, you will still need proper permits.