This article was written by our friends over at USSA.
“Calls Needed on Virginia Sunday Hunting Bill
On January 26th, the Virginia Senate passed a compromise bill that would allow for Sunday hunting only on private land and public waterways. This brings sportsmen in Virginia one step closer to being able to hunt on Sundays, but this issue is far from over.
On Wednesday evening, the Natural Resources subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on Sunday hunting. It is imperative that these members hear from you. Tell them to support hunter’s rights and property rights by supporting Sunday hunting.
Please call and email each member of the subcommittee, then go to the USSA Legislative Action Center at www.ussportsmen.org/lac to find and email your own Delegate.
The subcommittee members are:
Delegate Lee Ware: 804-698-1065, email@example.com
Delegate James Edmunds: 804-698-1060, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Matt Fariss: 804-698-1059, email@example.com
Delegate Lynwood Lewis: 804-698-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Ken Plum: 804-698-1036, email@example.com
Delegate Tony Wilt: 804-698-1026, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delegate Tommy Wright: 804-698-1061, email@example.com
Hunting license sales in Virginia have been on the decline for decades. During the past 20 years, license sales have gone from 500,000 to just 300,000 while the state’s population has increased by millions. Many children and grandchildren today are busy with school, sports and extracurricular activities – and the weekend is their only opportunity to hunt. Additionally, many parents routinely work six days a week. Couple those things together and the result is that the love of hunting and the outdoors is simply not being passed on to the next generation in Virginia. Allowing hunting on Sundays will provide additional opportunity for hardworking sportsmen and women.”
All sportsmen in Virginia please take a few minutes and make the necessary calls. Thanks for all that you do United States Sportsmen’s Alliance. – Hunters Against PETA