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    Some counties already have a rifle height above ground requirements.

    I'm not sure it actually does anything for safety,

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    I don't deer hunt much anymore, but concerning the 8 ft. off the ground rule is crazy. If a man is walking to his stand and see's a shooter buck , what's he gone do, say hey I can't shoot you because I'm not 8 ft. off the ground. If so , show me that man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRC View Post
    Some counties already have a rifle height above ground requirements.

    I'm not sure it actually does anything for safety,
    Its an asinine feel good rule, even elevated there is just as much risk when the shooter is unsure or uncaring of whats beyond his target.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shadycove View Post
    Just be glad that they didn't ask for "no centerfire rifles".
    And as anyone who paid any attention at all in geometry class can see that being up 8 feet does not make one bit of difference after the bullet has flown more than 100 yards in eastern NC [or anywhere else]. Unenforceable too.
    I hope that you folks have good luck with this but you need to keep working against these new rules.
    Us old guys like box blinds too.
    I would vote for a no centerfire rifle law in Bertie quick. Matter of fact do away with the muzzleloaders too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravisLH View Post
    Its an asinine feel good rule, even elevated there is just as much risk when the shooter is unsure or uncaring of whats beyond his target.
    ^ This. There's no substitute for competence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadycove View Post
    Just be glad that they didn't ask for "no centerfire rifles".
    And as anyone who paid any attention at all in geometry class can see that being up 8 feet does not make one bit of difference after the bullet has flown more than 100 yards in eastern NC [or anywhere else]. Unenforceable too.
    I hope that you folks have good luck with this but you need to keep working against these new rules.
    Us old guys like box blinds too.
    Geometry was my favorite subject in high school (although that was 30+ years ago). The 8 foot rule is from the ground to the lowest part of your body...most likely your feet. Add another 2 feet to allow for shooting rail, your rifle will be about 10' off the ground when you shoot. Lets assume your target is 3' off the ground at 100 yards out. Not to get too complicated but the bullet has already dropped from 10' to 3' within 100 yards or roughly 70 % of the total drop required to hit the ground. What makes you feel this "angle" will not intersect the ground within the next 30 or so yards?


    There is a HUGE difference in firing a rifle from the ground than from an elevated vantage point
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    ^ This. There's no substitute for competence.
    Not many will support legislation oriented on competence,,,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertienchunter View Post
    I would vote for a no centerfire rifle law in Bertie quick. Matter of fact do away with the muzzleloaders too.
    Why?
    what would that do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertienchunter View Post
    I would vote for a no centerfire rifle law in Bertie quick. Matter of fact do away with the muzzleloaders too.
    I'm 99% Bowhunter, but Deer hunters need rifle hunters to keep herds in check and revenues for the NCWRC. I'd support a different season structure, but I think rifles provide more positive than negative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertienchunter View Post
    I would vote for a no centerfire rifle law in Bertie quick. Matter of fact do away with the muzzleloaders too.
    First thing they really need to do there to fix most all the problems.....
    Ban dog hunting....
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