Sunday large game hunting is forbidden in Prairie WMUs (102-160). Archery only seasons allow only the use of a bow and arrow to hunt. Seasons that enable the use of a rifle, crossbow, or bow and arrow are known as general seasons. Details may be found in the 2021 Alberta Hunting Draws handbook. The book can be downloaded at https://www.gov.ab.ca/hunt/handbooks/. It contains information on all provincial parks and conservation areas as well as wildlife management units.
In National Parks, there is no legal requirement to draw a tag. However, most operators will not sell tags for an area if they cannot be used that year due to regulations prohibiting bear baiting or hunting dogs in certain areas. You should call ahead before going out hunting to ensure that the area you want to hunt is open.
In Other Provincial Parks, there is no legal requirement to draw a tag. However, like in National Parks, most operators will not sell tags for an area if they cannot be used that year due to regulations prohibiting bear baiting or hunting dogs in certain areas.
In Wilderness Areas, there is no legal requirement to draw a tag. However, like in National and Provincial Parks, most operators will not sell tags for an area if they cannot be used that year due to regulations prohibiting bear baiting or hunting dogs in certain areas.
On Sunday, I went hunting. Hunting is forbidden on all Sundays, save those falling between October 14 and December 31, inclusive, in any year. So this week-end was not successful for me.
The reason for this law is that people used to work on farms and in the industry during the weekdays, so the government wanted to give them time to themselves.
Also, people used to go hunting as a hobby, so they didn't want to distract them from other activities by having hunting be their job too.
Finally, people were going out to enjoy themselves, so having a day of rest after a week full of activity would have been counterproductive.
I guess nobody has ever asked themselves what kind of activities are done on these days off...
Anyway, writing about this now seems rather pointless. There are more important things to talk about than whether or not I could take a weekend off work to go hunting!
The normal archery license enables bow and arrow hunting for any legal game year round, with the exception of deer during muzzleloader season. However, if you are planning to hunt from a motor vehicle, a driver's license is required.
During rifle season, you can still use a crossbow, but you need a special license for that too. Motor vehicle hunters are required to wear protective eyewear while driving near wildlife. The law allows someone who is not licensed as an archer to help a licensed archer by carrying a weapon or directing him/her toward game. If this person is not a licensed archer, he/she can be fined $10,000 or more.
Archers should always check with local regulations before heading out into the field. Many states require you to stay within certain distances of populated areas or private property. Also, remember to clean your equipment after every trip!
The new rule enables hunting on three Sundays: one during rifle deer season, one during archery deer season, and one that the game commission will choose. Previously, Sunday was considered a holiday for hunters, so it was not possible to hunt then.
In addition to these three legal days, Pennsylvania allows hunters to take part in "honor systems." An honor system allows hunters to report where they have been hunting by checking in at local check-in stations. The department then uses this information to track population trends of deer species across the state.
Check-in stations are usually located at sporting goods stores, grocery stories, or restaurants that want to participate in the program. They provide a central location for hunters to report their activity without having to write down their license number.
Hunters must present their firearm or bow to be allowed to shoot it on an honor system day. If they do not, they will have violated the law and could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony depending on the type of weapon involved.
Honor system days are popular among hunters because it gives them an opportunity to go hunting without having to worry about violating any laws by doing so.
During a general season, hunting with a bow is just as lawful as hunting with a rifle. General seasons are used for both archery and firearms hunting. However, since most animals hunted during a general season are not protected by federal law, hunters must use their own good judgment when pursuing game during this time. The decision to shoot or not shoot is up to the individual hunter.
Hunters should be aware that some species are prohibited from being taken with a bow during firearm season. These include antelope, bear, boar, elk, and lion. Also, take care not to shoot at birds. Bowhunting during firearm season is strictly limited to targets only. Hunters should also be aware that some areas prohibit the use of bows and arrows. Check with local officials before heading out into wild territory.
Sunday hunting is permitted on the two Sundays following the final Friday in October. Hunting is permitted for all species except moOSE, which has a season open at the moment. Check with local game officials if you have any doubts about what can and cannot be hunted on which days.
There are some restrictions. For example, it's illegal to sell or give away any game protected by state or federal law. It's also against the law to kill wildlife during closed seasons or after hours.
It's recommended that you check with local game officials before heading out on a Sunday hunt. They may have additional regulations to ensure a safe environment for everyone involved.