Hunting with bow and arrow or crossbow; allows persons to hunt birds or animals on Sunday. (HB2036)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Hunting with bow and arrow or crossbow. Allows persons who hunt with a bow and arrow or a crossbow to hunt wild birds or wild animals, including any nuisance species, on Sunday. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2013Committee
01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101437D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2013Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2036)
01/16/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2036)
02/05/2013Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Comments

stephen writes:

Sundays are the only day most people can get out in nature, will they now have to dodge arrows. Let these people hunt with the rest of the people that use Guns, so they can hunt each other. I'm sure this law will sit well with the yuppie voters/joggers that like to jog on trails. I'll be sure to post your bill and everyones name that votes for it on one of their jogger boards.

Bill writes:

If yuppie voters or joggers are jogging on my property its trespassing....7 days a week. If they want to jog on their own property or public property then so be it.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Sundays are the only day most people can get out in nature, will they now have to dodge arrows.

By adding one more day per week, we can expect a 16% increase in the rate of people being shot by arrows. So that's 0 x 1.16 = 0.

I'm OK with that.

Dorsey Riley writes:

Thank you Mr Welbert for all your efforts. Yuppies have no fear. 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!