The lists are long and ludicrous of laws that have been passed around the country over the ages and that by any sort of normal logic, don’t seem to make sense. Over the years folks have been barred from carrying an ice cream cone in their back pocket under any circumstances, wrestling bears in Alabama, fishing from horseback or hunting whales in Utah. Crossing state lines with a duck atop your head in Minnesota might even get you in trouble and will certainly leave you wondering what in the heck was going on at the time that some legislator stood up and proposed such a law – and then the governing body approved it!
As is obvious, laws concerning animals and hunting have seemingly defied common sense as well, and no, not all of these dumb laws are antiquated. In fact, a number are still in force today. Here are eight of the dumbest game laws on the books.
<h2>Blue Hunting Laws</h2>Might as well start with the low hanging fruit here and go with the outdated limits some states still place on Sunday hunting. In fact, 11 states still restrict hunting on Sundays either completely or in part. Efforts are under way in <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11333/1193169-192.stm">Pennsylvania</a> and Virginia to do away with the restriction, and in states where the ban remains, many sportsmen hope it will change. To hunters in the majority of states where Sunday hunting is permitted, they wonder, “What’s the big deal?” For many guys, Sunday may well be the only time to slip away for a little quiet time outdoors since the weekdays are filled with work and Saturdays more and more are filled with kids' baseball, soccer, hockey and any other manner of activities. For hunters who travel out of state for a weekend hunt, two days in the woods is always better than one and can make a short trip much more worthwhile. Of course, not everybody is on the bandwagon for scrapping blue hunting laws. Ole' church ladies fear the distraction will keep some hunters from attending church, while some landowners appreciate not having folks traipse across their land; neither concerns seem to bear out too many problems in states (39) where Sunday hunting is permitted.