Hunting; allows landowners to hunt on their property on Sunday, and with permission of owner. (SB173)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hunting on Sundays.  Allows landowners to hunt on their own property on Sundays. Also allows persons who have the written permission of the landowner to hunt on the landowner's property on Sundays. Read the Bill »


01/19/2012: Merged into SB464


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103458D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/16/2012Incorporated by Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (SB464-Northam) (13-Y 1-N)
01/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB173)
01/19/2012Incorporated by Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (SB464-Northam) (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)


Matthew O'Brien writes:

It is time for Virginians to be given the freedom to choose to particpate in an activity that is safe and legal the other 6 days of the week.

The law change that we seek wouldn't say you MUST hunt on Sunday.

You can join in on the grass roots effort here:
facebook "Legalize Virginia Sunday Hunting for All"

Sherry Eborn-Fovel writes:

Wild animals deserve one day of rest from harassment, injury and death. What difference does it make who owns the land?
I, as well as many people, appreciate peaceful Sundays enjoying a walk or stroll in the country and forest. Unfortunately, especially during hunting season, we may feel unsafe and thus avoid enjoying the out-of-doors on Sundays. There is the risk of stray bullets and the annoyance of gun shot noise.
I am for gun ownership by responsible law abiding citizens. My spouse owns and shoots guns at a gun club as do I.
I respectfully request that we be allowed to keep this one day of peace.