Hunting; allowed on Sunday in certain counties. (HB1762)

Introduced By

Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding) with support from co-patron Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hunting on Sunday. Allows any person to hunt or kill wild animals on Sunday, on private lands in the Counties of Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William. However, the hunting or killing of wild birds on Sunday in these localities would continue to be prohibited. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100525D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2013Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1762)
01/16/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1762)
02/05/2013Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


This bill mentions Fauquier, Prince William, Loudoun.


Matthew O'Brien writes:

Why should anybody else care or say in what I do on my on property if it is an activity that is legal and safe the other 6 days of the week.

Give ALL Virginians the freedom and liberty to choose what we do with our Sunday on our own property. There is no actual ban on Sunday hunting, just some who are allowed and some who aren't.

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Dorsey Riley writes:

Thank you Mr Ramadan for all your efforts. All these bills get killed by the Religious Right, its an old blue law. They all fail in the Agricultural Committee ruled by Lee Ware and never even get a floor vote. Va is the last Southern State to Ban Sunday Hunting, has the highest hunter attrition rate in the nation,is #6 in deer related auto crashes and has no deer management plan. This is also a major public health issue. Loudon County has one of the highest Lyme Disease rates in the nation. Virginians need to contact Delegates and Senators statewide to demand action!