North Carolina

In 2015, lawmakers approved a measure to lift the ban on hunting on private property where the owner has given permission for hunting. Two years later, the governor signed into law a major expansion of Sunday Hunting. The new law allows the state Wildlife Resources Commission to create a process which could open more than 2 million acres of public land for Sunday Hunting. Among other provisions, the law also removed the blanket prohibition of hunting within counties that have a population greater than 700,000 people and requires any county wishing to "opt-out" of Sunday hunting to do so by a county-wide voter referendum.

In the News

NC law opens door to Sunday hunting this week

Sunday gun hunting rules approved by NC Senate

Sunday hunting once again debated in NC Legislature

House bill would allow hunting on Sundays in NC

Bill would ease restrictions on Sunday hunting in NC

Sunday hunting in NC up for debate in General Assembly

Bill in N.C. House would have wide-ranging effects on hunting in state

Bill to allow gun hunting on Sundays is introduced in state senate

Time for Sunday Hunting

Hunter hopes to kill NC's Sunday hunting ban with a Facebook page

Some want to shoot down NC Sunday hunting ban

Time for Sunday hunting

Economic Impact of Eliminating Sunday Hunting Bans

DIRECT 2,173 $41,299,598 $121,057,430
INDIRECT 547 $24,156,702 $88,715,232
INDUCED 879 $28,888,999 $101,418,333
TOTAL 3,599 $94,345,299 $311,190,995


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