Just got a call from a very reliable source.
1. Sunday bowhunting on private lands is NOW (as of July 1 - the new regs come into effect) LEGAL! It's about time.
2. In my zone (7) Muzzle loaders are now gaining a week in their season. They used to start around Nov. 15th. Thy'll now come in a week earlier and have a 2 week window before the rifles come in.
3. Rifle hunters gain a week on the front end of their season.
4. My zone will now get 2 extra weeks added to the end of the season. This past year, we closed on 12/15. This coming season will end Jan 1.
5. Crossbows are now legal in NC in normal bow and arrow season for all who wish to employ them.
I can live with these. I'm actually tickled pink. In essence, I picked up a MONTH of extra deer season.
If you're a North Carolinian....expect to see these in your local papers, tomorrow.....or check the NCWRc website, tomorrow (or, soon).