Any argument regarding Sunday hunting usually includes the safety issues of non-hunters. Non-hunters want the knowledge they can enjoy a "walk in the woods" without the encumbrance of hunters nearby with their weapons drawn.
Here in Connecticut we are not allowed to hunt on Sundays. Why ?? Better yet, why not? The state feels there is an over abundance of deer in a few "zones " within the state. The replacement tags, liberal bag limits and extended seasons prove this. They also want to use the hunter as a management tool to control over abundant populations of deer yet take away 50% of the time a working person can enjoy this pursuit.
How about allowing Sunday hunting on private land with a bow & arrow ? Who am I limiting on potential recreational land use? Who am I endangering while shooting an arrow from an elevated platform? Trespassers ? No one, it's PRIVATE LAND. If the landowner does not want me there, I won't go on Sunday or any other day. Public land is one argument, Private Land another.
Please let CT use their heads on this and allow Sunday hunting on private land at least with a Bow & Arrow. Increased days afield would most likely follow with increased harvest numbers and that my friends is the State of CT's goal. Use the hunters as a management tool then tell them they can only have one day afield a week. Smart ? I think not !