Hunting; allows any person to hunt on private lands on Sunday with permission of owner. (HB2225)

Introduced By

Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hunting on Sundays. Allows any person to hunt on private lands on Sunday, with the permission of the owner of the lands. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103370D
01/11/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2225)
01/21/2013Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Matthew O'Brien writes:

This is the perfect bill!

Property owner's rights, everyone should be happy.

Kayakers, hikers, bikers, wildlife watchers, and neighbors have no business on my property and they will be at no risk of me hunting my own property.

Freedom and liberty to decide to participate in an activity, on the 7th day, that is safe and legal the other 6 days.

If you want to join in with the thousands fighting for this effort you can do so here:

Thomas McNamara writes:

Ditto! This is the perfect bill!

Private land owners should be allowed to hunt on their own property or allow others to do so without the interference of the Government.

This bill should not offend others who enjoy other activities on their private land and or public land.

Ray Fary writes:

This bill is far from perfect, it leaves those hunters that make use of public lands by choice or necessity twisting in the breeze.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

It's long past time for this law to change.

Butch Ammon writes:

This is an excellent bill, and is the main one that is worth fighting for! Virginia ACNR: PLEASE do what is right and allow this to pass!!

I and not a landowner in Virginia - sorry, I *refuse* to buy land here (that's a separate topic). But I do support a bill that allows a landowner to hunt his own land when he chooses (and yes, on Sundays too)... It's his land!

Redd Branson writes:

This is a fantastic bill!!! I hope it passes!!

Matthew O'Brien writes:

Looks like the House Republican leadership's plan is to let HB2225 languish in Committee and not even have it discussed. HB2225 Description - Allows any person to hunt on private lands on Sunday, with the permission of the owner of the lands.

HB2225 isn't on the docket for tonight AG Committee Hearing:

Subcommittee will be held on 01/21/2013 at 05:00 PM in 5th Floor East Conference Room, GAB .

Email all the below and let them know that what the House Republicans are doing is wront and Virginia's hunters are fed up with how they are treating us.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Dorsey Riley writes:

Thank you Mr Morefield 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!