Date: 1/8/21 2:10 pm
From: Lena Gallitano (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: 55 Game Lands Proposed for Sunday Hunting
Dear Carolina Birders,

Since 1868, hunting on Sundays has been prohibited by State
law. However, in 2015, the *Outdoor Heritage Act of 2015
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/HTML/H640v6.html__;!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSAOe0wMU$ >* was
passed, removing the absolute prohibition on hunting with firearms on
Sunday in North Carolina.The NC Wildlife Resources Commission was
granted authority to implement new options for hunting on Sundays on
public lands.

The Commission has been working thru a public process to determine how
Sunday hunting might be allowed on game lands.As a result of that
process, 55 of North Carolina’s 92 game lands are proposed to allow
Sunday hunting beginning in August 1, 2021.

The last opportunity for public comment on Sunday hunting on game lands
will CLOSE February 1, 2021. An on-line hearing will be held January 21,
2021.


Here are links that I have found useful about this issue:

Game lands proposed to be opened for Sunday hunting:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Hunting/Sunday*20Hunting/Proposed_Game_Lands_for_Sunday_Hunting.pdf__;JQ!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSzqUGJbk$
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Hunting/Sunday*20Hunting/Proposed_Game_Lands_for_Sunday_Hunting.pdf__;JQ!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSzqUGJbk$ >
WRC staff recommendations on specific game
lands:https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Hunting/Sunday*20Hunting/Proposed_Game_Lands_for_Sunday_Hunting.pdf__;JQ!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSzqUGJbk$
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Hunting/Sunday*20Hunting/Proposed_Game_Lands_for_Sunday_Hunting.pdf__;JQ!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSzqUGJbk$ >
Focus group
participants:https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Outdoor-Activities/Documents/Focus_Group_Participants_2020.pdf__;!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSgLaG4r8$
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Outdoor-Activities/Documents/Focus_Group_Participants_2020.pdf__;!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSgLaG4r8$ >
Final report from Group Solutions:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Hunting/Sunday*20Hunting/NCWRC_Sunday_Hunting_Report.pdf__;JQ!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TS_Y0Uumg$
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Hunting/Sunday*20Hunting/NCWRC_Sunday_Hunting_Report.pdf__;JQ!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TS_Y0Uumg$ >
Overview of the complete process, including the above links:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting/Where-to-Hunt/Public-Opinion-Survey?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nc-wildlife-update&utm_content=December*2020*NC*Wildlife*Update__;KysrKw!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSqribDLM$
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting/Where-to-Hunt/Public-Opinion-Survey?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nc-wildlife-update&utm_content=December*2020*NC*Wildlife*Update__;KysrKw!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSqribDLM$ >

Proposed rule as it will be published – Sunday Hunting, Page 24:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Proposed*20Regulations/2021_Proposed_Rules/15A-10A10B10C10D10J-1102_35-11-2021-22-Proposed-Regulations.pdf__;JQ!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSwu3QtRw$
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Proposed*20Regulations/2021_Proposed_Rules/15A-10A10B10C10D10J-1102_35-11-2021-22-Proposed-Regulations.pdf__;JQ!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSwu3QtRw$ >

Link to participate in on-line hearing and/or submit written comments
(scroll down for hunting):
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/proposed-regulations?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nc-wildlife-update&utm_content=December*2020*NC*Wildlife*Update__;KysrKw!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSi2zS7yo$
<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncwildlife.org/proposed-regulations?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nc-wildlife-update&utm_content=December*2020*NC*Wildlife*Update__;KysrKw!!OToaGQ!9loAaCdBxXCOa_0p7aJvdFef-UY73K0j9yh3j07f6cmLpbrKI-dconTmb9TSi2zS7yo$ >

I’m providing this information to let you know the current status of
Sunday hunting, not to open a discussion on the merits.I have been
involved in this process from the beginning on behalf of the North
Carolina Birding Trail.  If you have questions or comments, please
contact me privately.

Please make a note of the deadlines for comment should you decide to
express your opinion.

Wishing you good birding and a great 2021,


Lena Gallitano

Raleigh, NC


 
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