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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Sunday hunting question?

Has the PGC ever studied the effect Sunday hunting might have on game animals such as bobwhite quail, wild turkey and deer?

Just wondering if there are any biological impacts that have been addressed by the state biologists

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"If you allow Sunday hunting it might very well negatively impact the turkey population in this WMU...."

If this has been discussed before, my apologies.
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Re: Sunday hunting question?

Most likely, if the bill to transfer regulatory control of Sunday hunting to the PGC passes, the BOC will task the wildlife bureau with presenting some impact studies for seasons that may be considered.

The bill doesn't add any Sundays. The PGC can move forward as they choose and I am quite sure the commissioners will want input from the wildlife bureau on any proposals before taking up a vote to expand.

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Re: Sunday hunting question?

Doesn't the bill include the wording, "shall allow Sunday Hunting."?

Transfer of regulatory control almost certainly means there will be Suinday hunting and I believe it will be for all game. Can you imagine the cries of deer hunters if they are not part of SH?
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Re: Sunday hunting question?

The bill most certainly does mandate expanded Sunday hunting. It does not soecify what species should be hunted on Sunday.




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Re: Sunday hunting question?

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Doesn't the bill include the wording, "shall allow Sunday Hunting."?
It does, but seasons and bag limits expire every year. Setting new ones with or without Sundays satisfies the language in the bill. Or, the BOC can set regulations stating that coyotes, foxes and crows "shall" be the only game that can be hunted on Sundays.

Don't get me wrong, I believe that the BOC will look at expanding it somewhere but the board is split on the issue as it stands now. As for the OP question, the board will ask for input from the wildlife bureau if the bill passes. No need to do it now as it would only waste resources.

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Re: Sunday hunting question?

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The bill most certainly does mandate expanded Sunday hunting. It does not soecify what species should be hunted on Sunday.
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Re: Sunday hunting question?

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The bill most certainly does mandate expanded Sunday hunting. It does not soecify what species should be hunted on Sunday.
Differing opinions on that. But as the OP asked, the BOC will seek input as opportunities are explored.

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Re: Sunday hunting question?

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Has the PGC ever studied the effect Sunday hunting might have on game animals such as bobwhite quail, wild turkey and deer?

Just wondering if there are any biological impacts that have been addressed by the state biologists

Example:

"If you allow Sunday hunting it might very well negatively impact the turkey population in this WMU...."

If this has been discussed before, my apologies.
Yep, and the concensus is, there is no biological reason to hunt any additional wildlife species on Sunday, now, tomorrow, or ever.
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Re: Sunday hunting question?

Reminds me of the "sunset" provision in the xbow law. Did(does) anyone believe there was(is) ever a chance that, once they were put into archery season for all, they'd ever be made an illegal weapon during that season again?
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Re: Sunday hunting question?

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Yep, and the concensus is, there is no biological reason to hunt any additional wildlife species on Sunday, now, tomorrow, or ever.
Got to be careful. Actually, there is no biological reason for hunting any day of the week. Nature will take its course with or without us.

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