Senate Bill Proposes End of N.C. Deer Bag Limits

From News Reports

February 15, 2007 at 6:14 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

A bill by a state senator would end bag limits statewide for white-tailed deer and add two weeks to the season, effectively taking management out of the hands of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
Photo by Craig Holt
A bill by a state senator would end bag limits statewide for white-tailed deer and add two weeks to the season, effectively taking management out of the hands of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
State senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph) has introduced a bill (S79) at the N.C, Senate that would extend the state-wide white-tailed deer gun season by two weeks, one week at the beginning and one at the end of the present gun season.

He also has proposed removing all deer bag limits statewide.

Several hunting groups, including the N.C. Bowhunters Association, are mustering a movement to oppose this proposal.

The NCBA points out the Wildlife Resources Commission has been given regulatory authority to manage  deer and other wildlife resources through seasons and bag limits.

“They do a very good job,” said NCBA official Ramon Bell of Greensboro. “They are our wildlife management professionals.

“The WRC adjusts regulations every year in different areas of the state, based upon the need to harvest and manage the deer herd relative to its habitat and other interests.

“Proposed changes are based upon carefully recorded and analyzed data collected from the deer herd and analyzed by wildlife biologists. The proposals are taken to hearings across the state where the interested public can hear them firsthand and have input into their consideration.

“This system works very well and would be seriously disrupted by legislative intervention.”

Opponents of the bill are being asked to send the following letter to Sen. Tillman and their own state senators who already may have signed this bill:

Dear Senator:

Senate Bill 79, which you have signed, would extend the deer season in all of North Carolina for two weeks and eliminate the bag limit on deer for three years. This is not progressive legislation. We appeal to you to drop this bill.

The Wildlife Resources Commission already has proposed unlimited “bonus” (antlerless) deer tags for next year, 2007-08, and it also has proposed a special Urban Deer Season that municipalities may utilize at their individual option, along with other innovative deer and wildlife management proposals for the 2007-08 hunting seasons.

As a lifelong hunter, I request you to please reconsider your support for this unsound approach to deer management.

Sincerely,

Type in your name
Address
Phone number(s)

Citizens may send e-mails or letters to their state senator(s). Senate addresses for e-mail or postal addresses are at http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Senate/Senate.html. Then go to the “Senate Members” list.

Senator Jerry W. Tillman’s e-mail address is Jerryt@ncleg.net.


View other articles written From News Reports


Reports / Forum
Opening Day Success  This report contains photos  
April 13 at 2:44 am | 1349 Views | 2 Comments
First turkey hunt, first turkey  This report contains photos  
April 10 at 3:41 pm | 1241 Views | 2 Comments
Getting Started: Equipment, Bait, Shops, Lakes...Advice? 
April 10 at 4:45 pm | 1087 Views | 0 Comments
Son's first Kill!  This report contains photos  
April 10 at 7:28 am | 901 Views | 1 Comments
1st Thunder Chicken  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 8:49 am | 895 Views | 4 Comments
My 7 year old daughters first turkey  This report contains photos  
April 09 at 8:14 pm | 707 Views | 1 Comments
Opening Morning Double!!  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 8:17 am | 631 Views | 3 Comments
First Turkey...  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 12:39 pm | 497 Views | 3 Comments
Black Bass Fishing is Great  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 5:21 pm | 397 Views | 0 Comments
School Trout Inside April Winds  This report contains a video
April 10 at 9:40 am | 387 Views | 0 Comments
opening day success  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 12:29 pm | 347 Views | 0 Comments
Deep Sea Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 11 at 8:31 pm | 283 Views | 0 Comments
First Turkey 
April 14 at 12:27 pm | 247 Views | 0 Comments
Weldon Stripers 
Yesterday at 7:14 am | 239 Views | 1 Comments
Twin Girls First Turkey!  This report contains photos  
8 hours ago | 167 Views | 0 Comments
Tagged out in two days  This report contains photos  
5 hours ago | 151 Views | 1 Comments
Post | Reports | Forum
1st Thunder Chicken  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 8:49 am | 895 Views | 4 Comments
First Turkey...  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 12:39 pm | 497 Views | 3 Comments
Opening Morning Double!!  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 8:17 am | 631 Views | 3 Comments
Opening Day Success  This report contains photos  
April 13 at 2:44 am | 1349 Views | 2 Comments
First turkey hunt, first turkey  This report contains photos  
April 10 at 3:41 pm | 1241 Views | 2 Comments
Tagged out in two days  This report contains photos  
5 hours ago | 151 Views | 1 Comments
Weldon Stripers 
Yesterday at 7:14 am | 239 Views | 1 Comments
Son's first Kill!  This report contains photos  
April 10 at 7:28 am | 901 Views | 1 Comments
My 7 year old daughters first turkey  This report contains photos  
April 09 at 8:14 pm | 707 Views | 1 Comments
Twin Girls First Turkey!  This report contains photos  
8 hours ago | 167 Views | 0 Comments
opening day success  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 12:29 pm | 347 Views | 0 Comments
First Turkey 
April 14 at 12:27 pm | 247 Views | 0 Comments
Black Bass Fishing is Great  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 5:21 pm | 397 Views | 0 Comments
Deep Sea Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 11 at 8:31 pm | 283 Views | 0 Comments
Getting Started: Equipment, Bait, Shops, Lakes...Advice? 
April 10 at 4:45 pm | 1087 Views | 0 Comments
School Trout Inside April Winds  This report contains a video
April 10 at 9:40 am | 387 Views | 0 Comments
Post | Reports | Forum
Tagged out in two days  This report contains photos  
5 hours ago | 151 Views | 1 Comments
Twin Girls First Turkey!  This report contains photos  
8 hours ago | 167 Views | 0 Comments
opening day success  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 12:29 pm | 347 Views | 0 Comments
Weldon Stripers 
Yesterday at 7:14 am | 239 Views | 1 Comments
First Turkey...  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 12:39 pm | 497 Views | 3 Comments
First Turkey 
April 14 at 12:27 pm | 247 Views | 0 Comments
Opening Morning Double!!  This report contains photos  
April 14 at 8:17 am | 631 Views | 3 Comments
Opening Day Success  This report contains photos  
April 13 at 2:44 am | 1349 Views | 2 Comments
Black Bass Fishing is Great  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 5:21 pm | 397 Views | 0 Comments
1st Thunder Chicken  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 8:49 am | 895 Views | 4 Comments
Deep Sea Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 11 at 8:31 pm | 283 Views | 0 Comments
Getting Started: Equipment, Bait, Shops, Lakes...Advice? 
April 10 at 4:45 pm | 1087 Views | 0 Comments
First turkey hunt, first turkey  This report contains photos  
April 10 at 3:41 pm | 1241 Views | 2 Comments
School Trout Inside April Winds  This report contains a video
April 10 at 9:40 am | 387 Views | 0 Comments
Son's first Kill!  This report contains photos  
April 10 at 7:28 am | 901 Views | 1 Comments
My 7 year old daughters first turkey  This report contains photos  
April 09 at 8:14 pm | 707 Views | 1 Comments
Post | Reports | Forum

Free Classifieds

Halifax County Lease
Halifax County Lease
800 acre lease on QDMA property.12 members complete the lease and we need two. pastures,fields, cutovers, and hardwood swamps. Lots of turkey, deer, and ducks (252)327-1795...
April 11 at 2:46 pm | 115 Views
GUN HUNTS IN KANSAS
GUN HUNTS IN KANSAS
Only a few days left to get your Kansas deer hunting license & permits. Last day to apply is April 24th. I have 3-4 spots available for the exciting gun season Dec 8th thru Dec 14th. Come hunt with me in 'The Land of Giants' on privately managed...
Yesterday at 10:51 pm | 29 Views
Brand New Carbon Express Cross Bow
Brand New Carbon Express Cross Bow
This is a brand new bow in the box never been opened never been fired. It is a Carbon Express X-Force 400 Cross Bow. It is a complete package with Rope Cocker and Rail Lube, 4x32 Deluxe Scope, Quick detach 3 arrow quiver, 3 20' crossbolts and 3...
21 hours ago | 24 Views