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Sunday Hunting on NC Game Lands

Discussion in 'Hunting and Fishing' started by rdinatal, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    In July 2017, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) was granted authority to allow Sunday hunting on public lands via the Outdoor Heritage Enhanced Act. The WRC has been gathering data and public input to help inform this decision.

    The WRC is currently seeking your participation in a survey, from now through February 2, to help identify issues and options related to Sunday hunting on game lands. The information you provide will help the agency better understand how the public uses game lands. This information will also be used to inform discussions at state-wide Sunday hunting forums to be held in February.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SundayHunting
     
  2. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I came here just now to post this link as well!

    I definitely encourage y'all to sound off in favor of Sunday hunting!
     
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  3. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    Be careful of one question at the beginning. Something about can concerns be adressed. I picked decline to answer but in the comment area I put that unless I know what the concerns are how can they be adressed.

    It seemed like a trap question like 'If you don't think they can be adressed then why have Sunday hunting'. What if the concerns were 'we don't like hurting animals'.
     
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    dkmatthews Active Member Life Member

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    My answer was increased education for non-hunters on the benefits of hunting for the environment.
     
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  5. NCPackHunter

    NCPackHunter New Member

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    Took it when i got home from work. I honestly dont know what the “concerns” could honestly be other than we dont like hunting.
     
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  6. beamernc

    beamernc LTC - Liberal Tear Collector Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I filled it out also. One question asked how they should handle the concerns of hunters who don't want to hunt on Sundays. I responded, then tell them not to hunt on Sundays. If you don't want to do something, then don't do it.
     
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    Dang......... it's over here too.
     
  8. Bailey Boat

    Bailey Boat Senior Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    Did mine yesterday..
     
  9. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Now where will all the horse riders, beer drinkers, granola munchers, and pot smokers go on Sundays?
     
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    Average Joe Just A Everyday Joe Life Member Supporting Member

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    I took the survey last night. The way I responded to the question about addressing concerns went something like this, "No one should have to address the concerns of others when exercising a God-given natural right. There should be no restricted access to public lands and waterways that are supported by taxpayer funds when used by the citizens for any legal purposes."
     
  11. JT

    JT If you can't say something nice ... Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the link, @rdinatal ! I don't know how I missed the message from ncwildlife.org :confused:
     
  12. NCPackHunter

    NCPackHunter New Member

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    I basically said the same thing. I said that these are lands being funded by our taxes and the sales of fishing and hunting permits and should not be restricted. Everyone should have a equal right to use these lands.
     
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    Combat Diver Well-Known Member

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    I did mine. Game Lands are for hunting, they're not parks. There's no hunting in parks but state forests you can. I can hunt on private property on Sunday so why not on game lands at the same time. Don't want to hunt that day then don't. I don't see any hiking or horse riders paying for the use of game lands. Do they pay a game land fee like hunters do?


    CD
     
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  14. Slacker

    Slacker Liquor and Whores...

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    Zactky

    I think this will get enacted by fall 2020.
    Because I own land that borders gamelands, NCWRC often sends me surveys in the mail.
    I also regularly chat with the fish sheriff because of shared interests.
    He tells me (no big surprise) that the sales of hunting licenses are at an all time low.
    "Blood sports" are becoming less popular every generation.
    Sustinence hunters are forecast to become the dominant force.

    Mark my words, we cannot depend on hunters as an ally in the fight to preserve the 2nd Amendment. Short of a foreign power invading, competition shooting is our only vessel to get today's youth involved.

    Firearms use needs to be deassociated with violence of any type to attract the diversity of today's youth. It needs to be "cool" to shoot matches.
    Firearm manufacturers need to take a marketing lesson from the tobacco industry.


    Soapbox rant off.
     
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  15. Stick

    Stick Senior Member

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    I took the survey last night. I actually can see some restrictions being reasonable in special circumstances. For instance, if there happens to be a church near the edge of game lands, I could agree with restricting hunting within 1/4 mile of the church on Sunday mornings. Other than that, most hunters have to work for a living, and the only times we can get loose to hunt are on weekends. Unless there are special circumstances (as above), all game lands should be open 7 days a week.
    I also said they need to open more lands in less populated areas for hunters. Near me, the Jordan Lake, Harris Lake and Falls of the Neuse lands are over run with hikers, birders, kayakers, etc, and they aren't going away. Not to mention crowds of other hunters from Raleigh and Durham. I'm willing to drive a little ways for smaller crowds and better hunting, especially if I have 2 days instead of just one.
     
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