New Virginia Full Online Hunter Ed Course Ideal for New Turkey Hunters

Hunter Ed CourseA turkey hunt is ideal first hunt for the new hunter education graduate.

Virginia Turkey season starts April 12 so now is the time to for new hunters to take their Virginia required hunter education. Turkey hunting is a great first hunt and with the new Hunter Ed Course Virginia Full Online Hunters Safety Course a Virginia resident, 18 years of age or older, can take their course quickly and easily so they are ready for opening day. [Read more…]

Virginia Senate Passes Important Sunday Hunting Legislation

Sunday Hunting LegislationFairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association thanks the Virginia Senate for passing House Bill 1237 today by a bipartisan 28-11 vote. This important piece of legislation, which passed the Virginia House of Delegates by a bipartisan 71-27 vote on January 28, allows Sunday hunting on private lands with written permission from the landowner. [Read more…]

NSSF Hails Passage of Sunday Hunting in Virginia

National Shooting Sports FoundationNewtown, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today hailed the bipartisan accomplishment of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly for passing legislation that will allow hunting on private property on Sundays in the Commonwealth. [Read more…]

Virginia Sunday Hunting Update

Sunday Hunting Regulations

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Just an update on the current status:

HB1237 passed in the full House subcommittee yesterday.
http://www.roanoke.com/sports/columns_and_blogs/blogs/wild_life/article_015ab9fe-8374-11e3-9de1-001a4bcf6878.html [Read more…]

Virginia Libraries Cater to Teens Hungry for Archery

NEW ULM, Minn. — Teens in Loudoun County can feed their need for archery thanks to a hands-on program based on “The Hunger Games” book series.

Six area libraries will host day-long events incorporating the Archery Trade Association’s (ATA) Explore Bowhunting program, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). [Read more…]

Virginia Passes Joint Resolution Funding

Congressional Sportsmens Foundation

Last week, the Virginia Senate passed a resolution (Senate Joint Resolution No. 210), celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the incredibly successful Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, a primary component of the American System of Conservation Funding.

“For 75 years the sportsmen and women of this nation have provided the vast majority of the funds necessary for our state fish and wildlife agencies to perform important conservation work. Their continued support has resulted in the abundant fish and wildlife populations that all citizens are able to enjoy today,” said Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr., Chief Patron of the resolution and Co-Chair of the Virginia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. “This is a story that needs to be told; credit should be given where credit is due.” [Read more…]

3D Archery Tournament – Northern Virginia Archers

3D Archery Tournament - Northern Virginia Archers

The first tournament is on Saturday, March 3rd starting at 9am. Adults are $8.00 and Children are $5.00 for entry free. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

Sunday Hunting Update

Support Sunday Hunting

This is more info for those that are interested in the Sunday Hunting debate (one way or the other).

A bill, just introduced by Sen. Chap Petersen (D) to allow Sunday hunting on private land:
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+SB173+hil

 

Sen Phil Pucket (D) introduced a bill that would completely lift the Sunday ban:
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+SB151+hil [Read more…]

Sunday Hunting Push Has Arrived

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The time is NOW!

Last Summer at the Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show you expressed support for the effort to increase hunter access to the woods through lifting of the current Sunday hunting restrictions.  In January 2012 the Virginia Senate and House will be deciding whether or not to give you the freedom to participate on the 7th day in an activity that is legal and safe the other 6 days of the week.  The Sunday hunting restrictions are the last hold-out of the blue laws and dates back to the rule of the British Crown.

The Virginia Sunday Hunting Coalition and the National Shooting Sports Foundation have established a method for you to let the Governor and your Senator and Delegate know that you support a change in the law.  It is a few easy clicks and typing in your address to let them know you want them to act.

You can go here to let them know where you want your legislators to stand:
http://www.capwiz.com/nssf/issues/alert/?alertid=58502501&type=ML

The grass roots effort is continuing to grow and has over 2,800 members.  You can click here to get updates during this critical phase and find out where we need to focus on the AG Committees:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/vasundayhunting4all/

The change in the law would not tell anyone that they MUST participate in Sunday hunting, we only ask that the woods be shared equally with the freedom and liberty to choose.
Thank you for getting involved and please feel free to forward on to fellow hunters!

Matthew O’Brien
facebook group “Legalize Virginia Sunday Hunting for All”