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    Why do the lawmakers have to decide what we the people can or cannot do when it comes to hunting. Id love to be able to hunt my PRIVATE land on sundays with a bow!! Whose it going to bother? I bet when this country we live in was founded nobody told them they couldnt hunt on sunday!! Plus for those of us who work 50 hrs a week that would be a bonus.
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    I agree..
    I agree..NC is one the worst states to get anything changed unless money goes into the budget. Most other states allow Sunday hunting. We need some kind of petition to all licensed hunters to sign. The problem-again, NC. They won't send you the names. The law is an old tradition 'grandfathered in.' Too many baptists and democrats in this state. No offense to anyone.
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    We give our rights away
    The simplest answer to the question 'why can't we hunt on Sunday' is because we give our rights away. We started off with rights and we let others take them. When I was in California in the hospital after getting injured in Iraq, I couldn't believe the signs that read 'No Smoking Outdoors'. Virginia Beach has a law banning profanity. Business owners here in NC aren't allowed to let their customers smoke... even in bars! Businesses are forced to have handicapped access. Now before anyone gets heated, know that I am handicapped and I am a non-smoker. It is the business owners decision whether he wants my business... not the governments. We can't hunt on Sunday, a crossbow is considered a pistol in Onslow County... I wonder what my kids are going to have left.
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    Hunting on Sunday
    Come on fellows, let's hear the reason why or why not. We may stir the pot enough to get something going.

    My personal opinion is it should be allowed and a personal choice. If they want to exclude public lands, like national forests and games lands and such, I could live with that, but hunting on our own land is a right, not a privilege.
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    hunting on sunday
    To many people want control what others do. If u want to go to church on sundays by all means go but just because ur there don't tell me what I should do or not do with my day! The wildlife should ask each person who buys a hunting license yes or no to sunday hunting. It shouldn't be the general publics choice anyway. How much money do they contribute to wildlife? My Sunday is mine and yours is yours!
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    hunting on sunday
    i have to admet at first i did not agree with hunting on sundays.this was the day i could bait stands ,scout and not bother any one else.but once my state made sundays hunting allowed.i found myself hunting more. with no problems in the woods.HUNTING ON SUNDAY IS GREAT .if my state of nj will allow it .you guys should have no problem.
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    Hunting on Sundays
    My dad is a part time pastor and hunted and fished all his life. So... like father like son. My family are all hunters and fishermen. Most churches are located in city areas which don't allow hunting to began with. Some are still out in the woods but not many. I go to church on Sundays and it's the day of rest. Day of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I AGREE with no hunting on Sundays do to that reason. In my opinion all public lakes and public woods should be closed on Sundays. Everything should be closed on Sundays that are able to. PD,FD, Hospitals,etc of course should still be open. Anyone with any common sense can see that. But you get my point. But that's not the case. So before you stop reading this and start assuming let me say this. Everything is open on Sunday including the lakes. I fell that if someone who doesn't go to church anyway should be able to hunt his or her private land. It's yours! You bought it and it belongs to you.Or if you are allowed to hunts someones private land same thing. Some people may want to go to church then go hunt on there land. I see noting wrong with that. I wouldn't do it me personally. But this law has nothing to do with God. Trust me. When 1st passed yes but now NO. God is the last thing on most peoples minds these days. I'm sure if you got a potion up and made enough noise about it something would be done. Why?? They 1st took bibles out of school then prayer. They want to take the In God we trust off money. So why not let people hunt on Sundays? Just one more step backwards for our country which was founding on God to begin with. I pray for my country and it's leaders. I love my country but am disgrace at what it is becoming. I'm not just talking about hunting on Sundays but everything we represent. That's my view of things. But if you don't know God then you don't understand why this is a big deal. Not to offend anyone. But I'm not baptist or democrat. I'm Christian. Holy Ghost filled not afraid to speak the gospel in a lost and dieing world.
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    Respond to Sunday hunting
    Hello Sir,

    I don't normally like to get into discussions about the theology of the Sabbath. I can't stand it anymore though. First rule of Bible interpretation is context is king. To 'remember the Sabbath and keep it holy' is one of the ten commandments. This is found in the Old Testament under the old covenant. All of the other commandments are reiterated in the New Testament and therefore apply to the church. Not one place in the New Testament church is the 'Sabbath' stated as something to be followed. Also, the Jews followed the Sabbath under the Old Covenant on Saturday, not Sunday. The church didn't start meeting on Sunday (resurrection day) until the book of Acts. The theme of 'rest' carries through scripture and is a principal I believe we should follow. However, nowhere under the doctrines of the new testament church is one day to be considered holy as opposed to another one. If you tell someone that the 'Christian' thing to do is to rest on the Sabbath, the day would be Saturday, and then you would also have to follow the rest of the rules of the Old Covenant. You couldn't eat pork, shrimp, and you would have to have a priest offer sacrifices for your sins. Hebrews 7:12 clearly states that under the new priest (Jesus) old has passed away under the new priest we have a new law. Many of the Old Testament laws still apply, but clearly not all of them do.

    Preach the Gospel! The Bible defines my doctrine. Not tradition. The Sunday ban on hunting is a product of bad theology in the past. The New Testament church is under the New Covenant of Grace not the Law of Moses. If you don't want to hunt on Sunday because your conscience won't let you...fine. But, it is not a Biblical mandate.

    I believe if you are a Christian, it is a mandate that you be part of a church. This isn't a cop out for going to church on Sunday. It is simply the fact that we cannot use bad theology to push an agenda.
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    Sunday ban
    I like the fact no hunting is allowed on Sunday. North Carolina tradition to tie one on Saturday night, go to church with Momma Sunday morning and then get the boys together and round up all the dogs still runnin all over the county from Saturdays hunt. Less cars on the road and don't have to fool with still hunters complaining about our dogs on their land. Keep the Sunday ban. Rounding up dogs on Sunday is a God given right passed down generation to generation. Good enough for my Great Grand Pappy so ought to be good enough for you still huntin' heathens.
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    Worst point ever made...
    'Rounding up dogs on Sunday is a God given right passed down generation to generation' now that's a laughable comment. That has to be the most entertaining line of bs I've seen on NC Sportsman in a long time.
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    Rounding up dogs on Sunday?
    Im new to this forum but I couldnt help but ask what you were thinking when you made that comment. Your kidding right?
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    WHAT???????????
    You have to be kidding.....Rounding up your dogs cause you got drunk and lost them????????????Man i have heard it all!!!!!!
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    Hello Sir
    I know the Jews consider Saturday Holy and was under the Old Testament. Anyone with any since of the Bible would know this. It's a matter of AMERICA!!!That's NOT my point! We as Americans consider Sunday the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sunday (pronounced /ˈsʌndi/ or /ˈsʌndeɪ/ ( listen)) is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday. In most Christian traditions it is the Lord's Day, as opposed to the seventh-day Sabbath or Jewish Shabbat.[1] For many Christians it is the day set apart for worship of God, due to their belief in Christ's resurrection on a Sunday, according to the Gospels.The Apostle John also refers to the 'Lord's Day' ('kuriake hemera') in Rev. 1:10. 'Kuriake,' meaning 'Lord's,' later became the Greek word for Sunday.
    It's a day IN AMERICA that WE set aside to worship God. That's my point. Get your facts rite so you don't look so silly. WE meaning CHRISTIANS. Just to clear that up. Don't get in a debate with someone unless you know the Bible for yourself. I mean really. I didn't think I needed to explain it so thoroughly. But I guess people need it that way to understand it. I'll make my comments more edjumcational. That word means educational. Just to clear that up. This Country boy Preacher can spell. Imagine that. I learned it in school.
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    Sunday hunting
    Bassmaster, I won't say anything more. I believe you have proven the point.
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    Bassmaster, Rundemdogs.........PLEASE!!!!
    Bassmaster, how dare you inflict your beliefs on me! My personal beliefs are just that, personal. As are yours. And I feel that if people wish to hunt on Sunday, especially on private land, let'em. No skin off my nose, none of my business, and none of your business. Just because you are in church every time the doors are open doesn't give you the right to dictate how others live their lives. YOU are what's wrong with organized religion. And I hope you're not gonna sit there and tell me that you have never bass fished on a Sunday.....Rundemdogs, do you know just how idiotic your reasoning sounds? Those are the kind of comments that give hunters, DOG hunters, and good ole country folk a bad name. Thank you for contributing to the poor outlook others have on us.
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    Just a thought
    If we can't hunt on Sunday please don't leave church and go out to eat or Walmart because you are forcing people to HAVE to work on Sunday which is worse in my opinion than hunting.
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    BIGDEE..........
    GOOD POINT!!!!!!
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    Bible
    I am also a 'Christian'....bow hunter and fisherman. It also says in the bible, 'where three gather...there I shall also be'. Church may be for some and for some it may not work....especially when there are so many hypocrites that show up for self-social preservation and not for the reason that church is there for. I feel closest to GOD when I am in the woods with the creatures he has created. God says that we are shepards of the land.

    I am for SUNDAY HUNTING!!!!!!! I spend a lot of time taking kids / youth from church hunting and this would allow more time for that which in turn assures that this sport will have a future because of the influence given in raising new hunters.

    As far as looking for your dogs on Sunday....that is the reason it's just a matter of time before their will be no more dog hunting. Lack of control of your animals is just irresponsible and infinges on others Private property. Those of you rounding up dogs on Sunday is ruining the 'dog hunting sport' for the dog hunters that are doing it right! As I've stated 'this too..shall come to pass'.

    My dogs....which are pets and 'family members, would never spend a night out in the woods unless they were lost'. And if that were the case.....I would still be there with them until they were home.
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    viperx4
    Very well said, you feel the same as I do. I will see you in 'church' soon!
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    What!
    You've got to be kidding Rundemdogs. Are u still drunk from Saturday? Maybe they should outlaw chasing down dogs on Sundays! Getting drunk on Saturday and going to church on Sunday? Sounds like a guilty concious to me. Boobie and Bigdee- your comments spot on.
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    huntnmther
    Thank you for the support and the kind words. I really don't like to get involved in this kind of thing, but I just couldn't sit idly by while these people were spewing that kind of crazy talk.
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