Local hunters, anglers rally around proposed amendmentHunters and anglers from around Douglas County gathered in Alexandria last Thursday night in support of the campaign for dedicated funding for clean water and habitat that will be on the November general election ballot.
Hunters and anglers from around Douglas County gathered in Alexandria last Thursday night in support of the campaign for dedicated funding for clean water and habitat that will be on the November general election ballot.
“It was clear from last night’s town hall meeting that Douglas County hunters, anglers and other concerned residents will be voting yes on the November 4 dedicated funding amendment for clean water and habitat,” said local sportsman, Mark Anderson of Viking Sportsmen club.
“Hunters and anglers of all political stripes are standing together to ensure clean water and great hunting and fishing in Minnesota for generations to come,” said former Minnesota Vikings Coach and avid sportsman Bud Grant in a message delivered by town hall organizers.
“Sportsmen Vote Yes” is hosting a series of more than 20 similar town hall meetings over the remaining weeks of the election as a way to educate and activate hunters and anglers around Minnesota on the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.
“Sportsmen Vote Yes” is a coalition of nearly 50 hunting and angling organizations across Minnesota representing hundreds of thousands of Minnesota sportsmen and women of all political stripes.
In 1998, sportsmen and sportswomen successfully protected the right to hunt, fish and trap through a constitutional amendment, which was approved by 77 percent of Minnesota voters.
Hunters and anglers throughout the state have joined together again in 2008 to pass the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.