N.D. vote could ban big game hunting on fenced landNorth Dakota voters will decide Nov. 2 whether to allow big game hunting in fenced preserves.
LISBON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota voters will decide Nov. 2 whether to allow big game hunting in fenced preserves.
Those pushing a ban say it's not sporting to hunt animals who can't get away. Opponents say there aren't many places to hunt on open land and it's hard to get big game licensed. Those running big game preserves say a ban would violate their property rights.
About a dozen of North Dakota's more than 100 game preserves offer hunting for a fee. The cost of a hunt depends on the size of the animal, but some packages run more than $10,000.
There's no federal law against hunting on fenced property and most states allow it.
In North Dakota, a bill to outlaw the practice was shot down 44-3 in the 2007 Legislature.