State Is Considering Lifting Sunday Hunting Ban

North Carolina is considering lifting the ban on Sunday deer hunting. Though the process is still in the research phase, it has people on both sides talking. Many hunters welcome an additional day of sport, while others have concerns about public safety. Lisa Martin lives in Pitt County and is worried about losing the one day when she and her family can ride horses without worrying about safety on their own land, which is bordered by popular hunting grounds. However, she says she plays it safe no matter what day it is. According to the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, there were six fatal hunting accidents during 2004-2005. The victims were hunters. Five of the victims were not wearing blaze orange.