The proposal to allow Sunday bowhunting
May 29, 2010 at 10:48am
at PRIVATE LANDS (not game lands) was one of the Wildlife Commission proposals held up by letters of protest last year for the 2009 season (so no Sunday bowhunting was allowed in 2009).
The proposal, along with all other held-up proposals (about 10 of them), automatically would have become part of the bills to be considered at the current General Assembly and if no one posted a bill to oppose them during the first 30 days of the session, they would have become law. However, at least four of the held-up 2009 proposals have had bills filed against them -- including the Sunday hunting proposal.
If the bills to once again not allow Sunday bowhunting do not pass or are allowed to die in a committee, then Sunday bowhunting WILL BE LAW for this coming season.
The NCBA had nothing to do with the bill opposing Sunday bowhunting.