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Eleven eastern states prohibit Sunday hunting. What is your opinion on this blue law? Are you in favor or against Sunday hunting

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  • #16
    I personally view it like this. If you believe that you shouldn't hunt on Sunday do to your religious beliefs (that's why its a law because religion) then don't go hunting on Sunday. However I don't see a problem with it and I shouldn't be penalized because of it especially if I only have Saturday and Sunday to hunt. I'm just glad here in Indiana we don't have to deal with that. Cant buy alcohol on Sunday (again see above) but can hunt. And if your for it why not no professional football on Sunday? you could claim the same reasons as no hunting just saying

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        • #19
          this has been a huge conflict over the past several years for me has I hunt in MD and VA where sunday hunting is restricted or banned. I wrote an article awhile back that can better state my personal opinion on the matter and some additional info should anyone be interested.
          www.deer30outdoors.com/sunday-hunting/

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          • #20
            Sunday hunting would be fine with me on private land, this could be controlled by the land owner. However on public land, I am in favor of no Sunday hunting. This allows our non-hunters to use public land more freely, or a great day for scouting game. Even though state land here in PA was mostly purchased or donated by hunters, it allows for a compromise.

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            • #21
              Randy, I checked out your link and I read your report on Sunday hunting.
              Just a point of information, you stated you can hunt on Sunday in New Jersey.
              You can archery hunt Sunday on private property and on state wildlife management areas.
              Sunday NJ firearm hunting is still prohibited.
              Good report thanks for sharing it.

              www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/news/2009/fallbow09.htm

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              • #22
                I don't like the government and goofy politians controlling us based on their personal religious beliefs. As a matter of fact, I believe that our constitution even mentions that! I believe that if you want to hunt on Sunday, you should be able to do it regardless of your religion.

                I've never hunted within five miles of a church and usually not where anyone else could hear my shot. I'm close enough to God to feel like a member of the family but I've never had any pressure from Him to avoid hunting on Sundays. Neither has hunting on Sundays ever prevented me from going to church and performing church services.

                Nowadays, with a weekday schedule being common, many folks only have two days a week to hunt and often Saturday is overwelmingly busy with keeping the home and family running. Many deer seasons I've hunted only ran two weekends. I'm not sure where some are hunting but I suspect if the deer need a rest, they should find someplace to hunt that is not so crowded.

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                • #23
                  Whether or not I go to church is a matter between me and the almighty, not for some politician to decide.

                  If I choose not to go to church, I can go play golf, go for a walk in the woods, go fishing, drink beer at home, cheat on my wife, speak out against the bible, or encourage children to turn away from Jesus, but I can't go hunting.

                  None of these activities are illegal, regardless of the day of the week. Why is hunting?

                  I believe that in this country, a person's religious beliefs should be between him and god. As much as I don't want the government to prohibit me from practicing my religion, I don't want them to force me to practice theirs.

                  I want to hunt, and worship, on my own schedule.

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