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    Quote Originally Posted by CRC View Post
    The NCWRC is proposing an archery only late season for the mountains this year.

    Why not add flintlock rifles or muskets?

    I mean the bear hunters will complain but
    Heck why not, shotguns, rifles and even LAWS rockets? If the idea was ARCHERY ONLY, why stick to the original format?

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    I'm going to the public hearing and oppose it.

    Hopefully it gets shot down and the game lands are left to small game and bear hunting.

    I was pointing out how absurd it is to make it archery only if you are going to extend the deer season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrispowell View Post
    I like the idea of a time dedicated solely to a true primitive firearm. Pennsylvania's seems pretty popular, based on the Youtube videos I watch (I'll put a plug in for the leatherwood outdoors channel for those interested). So no, 2 1/2 months aren't enough for me. I hunt regularly from September to January and I could easily go a couple more weeks for a flintlock only season.
    I hunt plenty as well,,,,and have hunted PA's flintlock season,,,,,different state, different traditions, different requirements,,,,,

    I could easily go year round,,,but that's not practical,,,,,,and since so many fret for NC's deer herd expect we need to give them some relief,,,,,,,,

    it's only 4 hours or so to southern PA (depending on where you are in NC) so an easy trip if your just hankering for more deer hunting,,,,,,,,that's part of why I hunt SC,,,so I am in the woods in mid August!!
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    So the biological reason I'm hearing is that it puts too much pressure on the deer herd. But would that really be the case? We're talking flintlocks, with iron sights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrispowell View Post
    So the biological reason I'm hearing is that it puts too much pressure on the deer herd. But would that really be the case? We're talking flintlocks, with iron sights.
    if your referencing my comment,,,I gave no "biological reason",,,I said "different state, different traditions, different requirements"

    my reference to people fretting on the deer herd was a reference to other threads,,,,,,,

    and I understand what a flintlock is,,,,and iron sights,,,,have one or 4 of them myself,,,,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRC View Post
    I'm going to the public hearing and oppose it.

    Hopefully it gets shot down and the game lands are left to small game and bear hunting.

    I was pointing out how absurd it is to make it archery only if you are going to extend the deer season.
    I thought just little while ago you were griping about lack of opportunity for western deer hunting

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkeyfoot View Post
    I thought just little while ago you were griping about lack of opportunity for western deer hunting


    ancient Chinese proverb applies to CRC,,,,,"a mouth has two sides",,,,,,,
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    I grew up hunting in Arkansas and still hunt there primarily. Their Bow season runs from Oct 1 to Feb 28 to really give the bow hunters a chance. Gun season ends on Dec. 28. By Jan 7 or so the woods have quieted down and its cold and the deer are hungry and its BY FAR my favorite season. All the biggest deer of my life have been seen in January. The Jan. bow season was what got me into bowhunting in the first place by allowing me to hunt more. Living in NC...January is so boring. I'd love nothing more than to be able to hunt right now....much prefer the cold and snow and seeing tons of deer vs boiling alive in Sep. fighting snakes, ticks, and skeeters....

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    I'd be fine with it if it started Dec. 15th. The seasons don't need to extend past Jan. 1. Everyone keeps pushing for it, but the season is too long already.

    I've hunted PA's late season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmoose View Post
    2 1/2 months aren't enough?
    You do realize that a really large chunk of NC has only three weeks of rifle season, starting the week of Thanksgiving, and with ALL deer hunting ending the second week of December?
    Last edited by Boojum; 01-10-2017 at 01:36 PM.

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