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North Dakota legislator expects lively debate on proposal to ban private hunting preserves

Updated: November 21, 2006, 2:47 PM ET
By Dave Kolpack | Associated Press — Nov. 21, 2006

FARGO, N.D. — More than a month before North Dakota's legislature starts, landowners and wildlife advocates already are locking horns over a proposal to ban private hunting preserves, known as high-fence game farms.

State Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, said he plans to bring a bill to the 2007 session that would prohibit landowners from operating businesses that allow hunters to shoot elk and deer inside a fenced area.

"I can see that this is going be really controversial," Mathern ...

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