Sunday Hunting has PASSED!
It’s official! Governor Pat McCrory has signed House Bill 640, the Outdoor Heritage Act, sponsored by Representative Jimmy Dixon! This is a HUGE victory for all of us that hunt in North Carolina. We will now have the opportunity to hunt with firearms on Sundays on private land for the first time in 145 years!
Now there are some limitations that you need to be made aware though. There were some compromises that had to be made in order to get the Heritage act passed.
As of October 1, 2015, any landowner or member of the landowner’s family, or any person with written permission from the landowner, may hunt with the use of firearms on Sundays on the landowner’s property, except that all of the following limitations apply:
- No hunting with firearms on private property between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sundays except on controlled hunting preserves.
- No hunting of migratory birds on Sundays.
- No hunting deer with dogs on Sundays.
- No hunting with firearms within 500 yards of a place of worship or within 500 yards of a residence not owned by the landowner on Sundays.
- No hunting with firearms on Sundays in counties with a population higher than 700,000 people (Wake and Mecklenburg counties).
- Counties may implement ordinances banning hunting with firearms on Sundays as of October 2017.
Congratulations fellow hunters on our success and happy hunting!