Sunday hunting legislation clears Virginia General Assembly

There will be no Sabbath for the Great Prince of the Forest.

Legislation to allow hunting on Sundays in Virginia has passed the General Assembly and will await a signature from Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has indicated support of the bills.

Earlier this year, the Gloucester Board of Supervisors received comments from county residents on both sides of the issue. Some residents opposed the idea of Sunday hunting, while others favored it.

Residents against it said that during deer hunting season Sundays are the only days of peace and quiet in their rural neighborhoods, with others saying they ride horses in the woods on Sundays because there's no shooting.

Some hunters who spoke said the ban on Sunday hunting is an antiquated law and the additional day will bring more revenue to the counties and state from hunters.


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