Coyotes; lawful to hunt or kill on Sundays. (SB9)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hunting coyotes on Sunday. Makes it lawful to hunt or kill coyotes on Sundays. Read the Bill »


02/06/2014: passed committee


12/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100706D
12/04/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB9)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB9)
02/06/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (9-Y 3-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Stricken from Senate calendar (39-Y 1-N)


Gene Toman writes:

This would in my opinion just be a way to get all hunting on Sunday. First, coyotes, then something else. This is how government does it. An attempt was made to open up Sunday hunting a few years ago, and failed. Give all animals a break one day a week, even if we do not take one.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Great, Gene—so you'd support a bill legalizing Sunday hunting, and eliminating, say, Wednesday hunting?

(You are aware of hunting seasons, aren't you? Most animals get a break for most of the year.)

Matthew O'Brien writes:

So Gene is fighting to end all the Sunday hunting that already exists, hound chasing, fox hunting, bear hunting, bird hunting, fur bearing animals, etc.

Heck, coyotes are already being huntend in the fox preserves every Sunday of the year. I bet Gene runs inside the wire in the competitions. His arguement is a lie.

The coyotes are out of control...

L.L. writes:

It is nice to have one day a week when we can walk in the woods without worrying about trespassing hunters (or one with poor aim and a high-powered rifle). As Gene says, Sunday hunting was proposed several years ago and failed. Leave it alone.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

If a hunter is willing to break the law and trespass, why wouldn't he break the law and hunt on Sunday, too?

Waldo Jaquith writes:

(Also, if I want to hunt coyotes on my land, how is that any of your business?)