Go back to page 1 of this thread and read my posts for the full story.
In short, the Wildlife Resource Commission of NC tried to do away with all primitive seasons in 2009. That’s right gun season from Sept 15 to Jan 1.
This was met with too much resistance. So they cut another week out of Bow season and gave it to muzzle loaders. Then they allowed cross bows in to what’s left of archery season.
Down east, Bow season is now 3 weeks long, while gun season is 12 weeks long.