Despite having no rational reason to do so, the Commonwealth of Virginia has prohibited hunting on Sundays from time immemorial. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday signed into law legislation to allow Sunday hunting. It’s been a long road to repeal the old blue law preventing hunting on the day of rest and an official ceremony is expected soon to note this accomplishment . . .
The successful, bipartisan effort was achieved by the NSSF-led Sunday Hunting Coalition which includes NRA, CSF, Cabela’s, Bass Pro and SCI, among other hunting, sportsmen’s and wildlife management organizations.
The legislation allows Sunday hunting on private land during designated hunting seasons by hunters who have the written permission of landowners. According to the NSSF’s Larry Keane, Virginia will see a more than $120 million annual direct economic benefit as the result of hunters going afield on Sundays.