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Durham County opposes bow hunting on Sundays

Posted May 10, 2010

— The Durham County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Monday opposing a state proposal to change wildlife regulations.

The change would have allowed bow hunting on private property on Sundays.

Commissioners unanimously decided that the change was not in the best interest of the county. Their resolution will now be sent on to Durham legislators.

The General Assembly is expected to take up the issue later this year.


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  • jervin6 May 11, 2010

    Actually the Lord created the Sabbath to rest and it was the 7th day of the week. Sunday is the first day of the week and was created by someone else. JC probably didn't go to church on Sunday either.

  • withnailharrison May 11, 2010

    The Lord created Sunday to rest, not hunt. JC didn't bow-hunt on Sundays, that's for sure.

  • burnhace May 11, 2010

    I think this discussion has gotten out of hand. I am an Orange County socialist, AND I support deer hunting. That's right, I am in favor of deer hunting, and opposed to Blue Laws. However, Durham County is densely populated and probably not the best place to hunt anyway. We have enough deer in O.C. for everyone. So come on out here to the sticks. It's not far to go. And let's get real. There are stupid hunters just like there are stupid liberals. My next-door neighbor was peppered with bird shot carrying her newborn baby up her driveway from the hospital. When it happens, sometimes it's too late to call the game warden. A cross bow can kill beyond the range over which it is accurate.

  • blowntaco May 11, 2010

    You live in Durham huh? And won't get shot for one day?? How about the Durham Police Chief getting caught in drive-by crossfire the other day!! And to top it off he was on the way to a community organized meeting about crime!!! Its not the woods you need to worry about...its the thugs that cruise Durham's streets!

  • froggytroat May 11, 2010

    >>It's just one day!!!

    It's half of the days I have to hunt, being a law abiding job having citizen.

  • jervin6 May 11, 2010

    wcumom wrote:

    Good! Where I live I have to tolerate the gun blast from my adjoining property and it is nice to able to ride my four wheeler,take a walk without worrying for one day that I will not be shot.It's just one day!!!

    Did you read the article or just see the head line "... oppose hunting on Sunday" It is considering a bow, you know the little thing with a string and stick. It really is quite silent, but I am not sure if they would be able to tell the difference between you riding by on your four wheeler and a deer, so you may want to put some bells on your handle bars so they hear you coming. I also doubt they would mistake you for a deer walking on your own property since a bow's range is quite limited. On a more serious note, if you think the hunter is setup such that they would shoot onto your property post your property's boundary and call the game warden to investigate if you suspect the hunter's shooting across into your property.

  • wcumom May 11, 2010

    Good! Where I live I have to tolerate the gun blast from my adjoining property and it is nice to able to ride my four wheeler,take a walk without worrying for one day that I will not be shot.It's just one day!!!

  • Worland May 11, 2010

    This is the only state I've lived in where hunting, or shooting any firearm, is illegal on Sundays. The law seems to have a basis in religion, day of rest... or a way to ensure men go to church instead of out hunting... or a way to avoid the sound of gun fire during church services. In any event, it's outdated and needs to go.

    Taxes on hunting and fishing are what pays for habitat and animal projects. The law makers don't protect the environment out of the goodness of their hearts... they do so because of the taxes levied against sportsmen.

  • HJRVS May 11, 2010

    And another thing for all of you who want one day a week without the "treat of getting shot at". So which is more likely, that you will be shot by a law abiding Bow hunter or a crazy drug dealer or criminal?

  • HJRVS May 11, 2010

    jervin6 – you are exactly right. Spandex wearing bikers and tree hugging hippies should not be wondering around PRIVATE property any day of the week. Furthermore they should mind their own business.