North Carolina to Hold Forums for Sunday Hunting Comments

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In 2017, North Carolina enacted the Outdoor Heritage Enhanced Act, granting the North Carolina Wildlife Commission the authority to implement Sunday Hunting options on public game lands. Now, public forums are being held this week in North Carolina to receive input on allowing Sunday hunting on public lands. The forums will start promptly at 7 p.m. at 6 different locations:

Date Location Address
Monday, February 10

 

Martin Community College
Auditorium Building 2
1161 Kehukee Park Rd.
Williamston, NC 27892
Tuesday,
February 11 
Bladen Community College
Auditorium
7418 NC Hwy 41W
Dublin, NC 28332
Wednesday,
February 12 
Foothills Higher Education Center
HEC-163 Auditorium
2128 S Sterling St.
Morganton, NC 28655
Thursday,
February 13
Haywood Community College
Regional High Technology Center Auditorium
185 Freedlander Dr.
Clyde, NC 28721
Tuesday,
February 18 
Alamance Community College
Auditorium
1247 Jimmy Kerr Rd.
Graham, NC 27253
Wednesday, 
February 19 
James Garner Center 210 Burnett St.
Troy, NC 27371

It is expected that anti-hunting organizations will have attendees present for these hearings. To ensure that sportsmen are properly represented, we ask our North Carolina members to make note of the scheduled forums and attend if possible. It is imperative that our member’s voices are heard and represented at these meetings as it will go a long way in securing Sunday hunting opportunities on North Carolina public land.

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is funded almost entirely from funds collected on hunting and fishing license fees and excise taxes paid on firearms and other outdoor equipment. Sportsmen in North Carolina should have access to the resources they pay to maintain seven days a week. Most other outdoor groups, such as hikers or mountain bikers, do not pay license fees to maintain or use public lands, but are still allowed to participate in their hobby of choice without restrictions on Sundays.

About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research.  Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: OnlineFacebookTwitter and Instagram.