Hunters in North Carolina have been deprived of the right to hunt on Sunday for more than a century, but now they have a chance to speak out on the matter. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission held public meetings earlier this year to get input on the fate of Sunday hunting in the state. Now the Commission is allowing the public to submit comments online, and the comment period ends on Thursday, August 31.
There is no scientific reason that hunters shouldn't go afield on Sunday. In fact, only eight states have a complete prohibition on Sunday hunting. The states allowing hunting on Sundays have healthy game populations and do not have higher rates of hunter accidents or landowner-hunter conflicts. All the arguments against Sunday hunting are without merit. The bans works to discourage hunting at a time when hunter recruitment and participation must be encouraged in order to save our hunting heritage. To find out more about why Sunday hunting should be allowed, read NRA-ILA’s fact sheet on the issue at www.NRAILA.org/.
Please take the time to submit your comments about Sunday hunting online by clicking http://www.ncwildlife.org/sunday_hunt/sunday_hunt.htm.
Remember, you have until Thursday, August 31, to let your voice be heard!