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A resolution to make hunting and fishing a constitutional right in Mississippi came up a few votes short last week in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Reps. Cecil Brown (D-Jackson), J.P. Compretta (D-Bay St. Louis), Ricky Cummings (D-Iuka), Steve Holland (D-Plantersville), J.B. Markham (D-Greenwood Springs), John Mayo (D-Clarksdale), Diane Peranich (D-Pass Christian), Joe Taylor (D-Waynesboro), Robert Vince (D-Sandy Hook) and Mae Whittington (D-Schlater) joined all 36 Legislative Black Caucus members to defeat the initiative by a vote of 72-46. Jamie Franks (D-Mooreville), Joey Hudson (D-Monticello), Harvey Moss (D-Corinth) and Greg Ward (D-Ripley) voted present. Seventy-nine votes were required for the resolution to pass.