- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - In a story April 15 about a measure that would allow Sunday hunting when using guns on private land in North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously the distance that a hunter would have to stay away from a house of worship. The distance would be 300 yards, not 300 feet.

A corrected version of the story is below:

NC House panel attempts to shoot holes in Sunday hunting ban

NC House committee recommends removing ban on Sunday hunting using guns on private lands

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Efforts are underway to shoot holes in North Carolina’s longtime Sunday hunting ban when using guns.

A House committee voted Wednesday for a broad wildlife regulation measure that would allow people to hunt on their own land or on someone else’s land with permission, providing for some exceptions. Those include hunting within 300 yards of a house of worship.

North Carolina is one of 11 states that restrict Sunday hunting - there’s been a ban using firearms on state-regulated land since 1869.

Multiple media reports quote bill sponsor Rep. Jimmy Dixon of Duplin County saying he should have the right to use his property as he sees fit. Opponents argued the exemption presents noise and safety issues, and erodes respect for worshippers.

The bill’s next stop is the House floor.

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