Sunday Hunting in Virginia House

Sunday Huting Coalition

Your action is needed to preserve hunting in Virginia. The bill to repeal the ban on Sunday hunting will be heard this WEDNESDAY EVENING (Feb. 1) in the Natural Resources subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee. It is imperative that these members hear from you telling them to support hunter and property rights — vote YES on HB 921. Please call and email each member of the subcommittee, then visit virginiasundayhunting.org to email your own Delegate.

The subcommittee members are:

Delegate Lee Ware
804-698-1065
dellware@house.virginia.gov

Delegate James Edmunds
804-698-1060
deljedmunds@virgina.gov

Delegate Matt Fariss
804-698-1059
delmfariss@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Lynwood Lewis
804-698-1000
delllewis@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Ken Plum
804-698-1036
delkplum@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Tony Wilt
804-698-1026
deltwilt@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Tommy Wright
804-698-1061
deltwright@house.virginia.gov

HB 921 will conform to the bill that passed the Senate (SB 464). This is not a total repeal of Sunday hunting restrictions. This legislation has been carefully crafted to take into consideration the concerns of those who have traditionally opposed a total repeal. To respect those who use our public lands for recreational purposes, the bill limits hunting to private lands and public waterways. To respect people’s desire to worship in peace, we have restricted hunting to areas more than 250 yards from a house of worship. The bill also restricts the use of dogs to hunt deer on Sunday. These provisions were viewed by many as a compromise that has made the bill better.

Please show your support for Sunday hunting today and contact your delegate and the members of the subcommittee listed above.

**UPDATE 02.14.12**

In a last minute announcement, Subcommittee Chairman Lee Ware announced a special meeting of the Natural Resources Subcommittee tomorrow morning. The only bill being heard is SB 464 – the Sunday Hunting bill. No doubt this is being done to kill the bill quietly without an audience.
WE NEED TWO THINGS:
1) ATTEND THE HEARING AT 8:00 AM AND WEAR A BLAZE ORANGE VEST.
The hearing will be held at the General Assembly Building on the corner of 9th and Broad streets in Richmond. Directions are at the bottom of the email.

2) CALL THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS AND TELL THEM YOU SUPPORT SB 464.

Delegate Tony Wilt (R-26)
804-698-1026
deltwilt@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Matt Fariss (R-59)
804-698-1059
delmfariss@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Lee Ware (R-65)
804-698-1065
dellware@house.virginia.gov

Delegate James Edmunds (R-60)
804-698-1060
deljedmunds@virgina.gov

Delegate Lynwood Lewis (D-100)
804-698-1000
delllewis@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Ken Plum (D-36)
804-698-1036
delkplum@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Tommy Wright (R-61)
804-698-1061
deltwright@house.virginia.gov

 

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