Public Hearing To Ban Sunday Hunting In Watauga County Set

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A public hearing seeking input to place a ban on Sunday hunting in Watauga County has been set by the Watauga County Commissioners.

The hearing, set for Tuesday February 21, will seek input from local residents and begins at 5:30pm.  In 2015 WataugaOnline.com reported the measure signed into law statewide that allowed hunting statewide on Sundays.

Prohibited items for Sunday hunting in House Bill 640 are:

Hunting on Sunday between 9:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. except on controlled hunting licensed preserves.

Hunting of migratory birds.

The use of a firearm to take deer that are run or chased by dogs.

Hunting on within 500 yards of a place of worship or any accessory structure thereof, or within 500 yards of a residence not owned by the
landowner.

Hunting on Sunday in a county having a population greater than 700,000 people.

Hunters found in violation of any of the above face a Class 3 misdemeanor.

 

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