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North Carolina is achieving Sunday Duck hunting!

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  1. Trevor Shannahan

    Trevor Shannahan Elite Refuge Member

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    I work exactly that schedule, 7-3:30 M-F. I care more about the quality of hunting and what is best for the birds than how many days I get to hunt. I LOVE Sundays being a non hunting day to give the birds a rest on what would most likely be the most pressured day of the week.
     
  2. carolina girl

    carolina girl Elite Refuge Member

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    I think its great. If I chose not to hunt on Sunday, that is my choice and shouldn't effect anyone else.

    Regarding giving the birds a day to rest, they find rest just fine Monday-Saturday. They'll rest just fine Sunday too.
     
  3. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    Yeah, I don't buy the rest thing nor the church thing in general concerning SH. The hunting kinda sucked in Va before SH and it just as much kinda sux now that we have SH. The NC Sunday hours restriction is a bunch of bull too. People are free to participate in any sport they want, any day they want but some want to restrict hunting in the morning, during church hours? Why? Why across the state? If they want to have this restriction within 500 yards of a place of worship, ok. But the entire state beyond the scope of the church grounds?
     
  4. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    The pressure argument would be more concrete if we had more birds on public land. I think two days of gunning on some of these bigger properties would actually help disperse birds locally. I personally do not believe that hunting pressure moves bird in a migratory fashion, may make them jump 1,3,5, 10 miles but I think they find refuge locally first.

    Alternatively, think about if you could rest your place on Saturday while everyone around you gunned? May make for some good Sundays.

    Lastly, in MD I think there is an economic positive. Leases, especially those with houses, would likely increase; guiding two-day trips would increase; restaurant/bar sales would increase; the divorce rate would increase.

    I'm not 100% in favor, but I'm not against it either.
     
  5. hutty

    hutty Elite Refuge Member

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    The only way to get sunday waterfowl hunting would be for a statewide implementation of sunday hunting as opposed to the current county by county home rule issue. While not impossible it would be very difficult, especially since we have one county that still does not allow any form of sunday hunting (Baltimore County). I t would take a lot of lobbying, effort, time invested and money but it could be done. The opposition said Maryland would never allow sunday hunting and from its initial form has grown and expanded.
     
  6. joecitrano

    joecitrano Senior Refuge Member

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    You love not hunting Sunday's then good for you don't hunt Sunday's.i can certainly agree to disagree on this.how many days a week do you hunt?will it put more pressure on the birds yup ,but maybe all the guys hunting 5-6 days a week are to blame?
     
  7. Trevor Shannahan

    Trevor Shannahan Elite Refuge Member

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    The pressure on week days now is minimal. It is Sat and Sun that puts enormous amount of pressure on the birds. From a quality of hunting standpoint, saving Sundays as a complete day of rest for the whole state makes our hunting a lot better. Which as bad as it's gotten I'm not complaining about.
     
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  8. slacktide

    slacktide Elite Refuge Member

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    I would like the option of Sunday Hunting... not saying that I would hunt on every Sunday, but if the weather was right or something, it might make sense... I have had the opportunity for Sunday Deer hunting since it was initiated a few years ago, I know I have hunted less than a handful of Sundays, but I enjoy the option...

    I cannot accept the religious argument anymore since Football is a Sunday activity, and all that goes with it...excessive drinking, gambling and such....the casinos are open in Maryland on Sundays, as are all the bars....
     
  9. Dirtybird420

    Dirtybird420 Senior Refuge Member

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    I basically hunt public only for waterfowl in md n don't think it would make a bit of difference in quality of the hunt. If your where u need to be you'll do just fine. I'm all for it. Doubt I'd hunt a lot of sat n Sunday's but if I have something to do sat n can't hunt having sun would be great. A lot of the public land places get banged up so bad the birds r always sketchy. Gotta find the right spot.
     
  10. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    OK Trevor....so, follow me on this....if you don't hunt your spots on Sunday, all the birds that need rest locally will be there Monday since you didn't hunt. You can sit back and not even scout Sunday because you know where all the birds will be on Monday.

    ...or following your logic, everyone's Saturday hunts should be slam dunks already since the pressure during the week is minimal.... Were all your hunts on Saturdays last year epic?
     

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