Nebraska hunting amendment to appear on ballot

Lincoln, Neb. (AP) – A proposal that would place hunting, fishing and wildlife harvesting rights in the Nebraska constitution is heading to the November ballot.

Lawmakers voted 41-3 on Tuesday to approve the constitutional amendment for voter consideration, despite objections that it isn't needed.

Omaha Sen. Pete Pirsch says he sponsored the measure to shield Nebraska from animal advocacy groups that oppose hunting.

Omaha Sen. Brenda Council says the amendment is unnecessary and would clutter the state constitution with an issue pushed by hunting advocates.

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