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  • Sunday bowhunts?

    I can't figure it out, are we able to bow hunt on Sundays this year? I can't seem to get a clear answer anywhere.
    Its politics now
    It depends if the legislature acts on the delayed NCWRC changes in the next 25 days. A bill has already been introduced to not allow the bow/muzzleloader season change. Nothing yet about Sunday hunting. You can follow the NC bills at
    Sunday hunting
    Actually I spoke with someone who is on the voting board and the vote is NOT for this season. If it is passed we will be able to harvest deer on Sunday's starting next year (2011 season). There is NO way that we will hunt on Sunday this season.
    Sunday hunting law update
    A bill has been submitted in the NC House to not allow Sunday hunting on private land. Write/call/email your legislators if you oppose this bill.
    The proposal to allow Sunday bowhunting
    at PRIVATE LANDS (not game lands) was one of the Wildlife Commission proposals held up by letters of protest last year for the 2009 season (so no Sunday bowhunting was allowed in 2009).

    The proposal, along with all other held-up proposals (about 10 of them), automatically would have become part of the bills to be considered at the current General Assembly and if no one posted a bill to oppose them during the first 30 days of the session, they would have become law. However, at least four of the held-up 2009 proposals have had bills filed against them -- including the Sunday hunting proposal.

    If the bills to once again not allow Sunday bowhunting do not pass or are allowed to die in a committee, then Sunday bowhunting WILL BE LAW for this coming season.

    The NCBA had nothing to do with the bill opposing Sunday bowhunting.