Virginia House of Delegates Passes Sunday Hunting Bill

by
posted on January 30, 2014
ahwire_ah2015_fs.jpg (1)

The Virginia House of Delegates has voted 71-27 to pass House Bill 1237, which would repeal the state's ban on Sunday hunting on private lands with written permission from the owner. The bill, which the House approved on Jan. 28, would still prohibit hunting within 200 yards of a house of worship, the hunting of deer with dogs and the hunting of bear. With its success in the house, HB 1237 has been referred to the state's Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee for further review.

The bill's sponsor, Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) has said that he hopes that lifting the ban will help the state reduce the population of nuisance deer, while at the same time promoting tourism in the form of out-of-state hunters. Deer hunting annually brings over $240 million to the state, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Should the bill be passed by the Senate and then signed by the governor, the hunting ban could be lifted as early as July 1.

Currently, Virginia is one of only six states in the country that strictly bans hunting on Sundays.

For more information, go to the report on NRAILA.org.

Latest

Benelli Lupo BE.S.T. Lead
Benelli Lupo BE.S.T. Lead

New for 2022: Benelli Lupo BE.S.T.

The new Lupo BE.S.T. features a premium wood stock that bridges the original Lupo’s precision performance and technological innovation with defined ergonomics and contemporary styling.

First Look: Zeiss DTI 3/25 Thermal Imaging Camera

Zeiss has released the DTI 3/25, its second thermal imaging camera developed especially for hunting.

First Look: Bergara Premier Divide Rifle

Representing a lighter, backcountry-minded version of the Bergara HMR, the Premier Divide bridges the gap between a tactical and hunting rifle, pairing the company's proprietary Cure Carbon Barrel with a custom AG Composites Chalk Branch carbon stock. 

Mojo Outdoors Releases Scoot-N-Shoot Gunner

With turkey season around the corner, Mojo has added the Scoot-N-Shoot Gunner to their turkey lineup.

Browning Ammunition Introduces Pro22 Rimfire

Browning's new Pro22 is the company's latest addition to its ammo lineup, providing target shooters and plinkers with a new high-accuracy option for shooting their favorite rimfire rifle.

New for 2022: Nosler Suppressors

The all-new Nosler Suppressors are designed specifically for hunters to strike an ideal balance between size, light weight, exceptional durability and sound mitigation. 

Interests



Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.