Source: Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota voters Tuesday defeated a measure that would have banned shooting elk and deer inside high-fence enclosures.
With 434 of 505 precincts reporting, Initiated Measure No. 2 trailed by a margin of 111,639 to 86,728, or 56.28 percent to 43.72 percent.
Casting a yes vote meant support of the ban; a no vote, opposition to the measure.
Measure 2 pitted proponents of fair-chase hunting, as advocated by conservationists such as Aldo Leopold and Theodore Roosevelt, against livestock producers, shooting preserve operators and landowners who said a ban would violate their property rights.
North Dakota has about a dozen big game shooting preserves, which are licensed by the state agriculture department.
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