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Miss.: Hunting 'rights' bill shot down

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:26 PM ET
By Emily Wagster Pettus | Associated Press — Feb. 24, 2005

State Rep. Sidney Bondurant says he didn't have a camouflaged political agenda when he tried to make hunting and fishing a constitutional right in Mississippi.

He just wanted to protect the pastimes many people enjoy in the great outdoors.

Some other lawmakers saw the potential for gamesmanship — namely, trying to scare Bubbas (and Bubbettes) into going to the polls in droves to vote on a constitutional amendment.

An overwhelming turnout could influence the outcome of other ...

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