Virginia governor signs Sunday hunting on public lands into Law
On Tuesday April 5, 2022, the Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, signed into law the approval of SB8. This amended previous laws that did not permit the hunting of any variety on public land on Sundays. Private landowners gained the ability to hunt on Sundays back in 2014. Previous law allowed for any other form of outdoor recreation other than hunting on Sundays. This amendment takes effect on July 1, 2022.
This is a great success for not only the hunters of Virginia but the hunting community as we gain more and more representation for backing hunting legislation that is science-based. Howl.org reports that through their system, over 100,000 people wrote to legislators letting them know they supported this amendment. This legislation will surely assist in raising hunter numbers in Virginia with more hunters being able to spend more time in the woods.
As we celebrate this success, we must now turn our eyes to South Carolina and Pennsylvania, neither of which have the right to hunt on Sundays. Head on over to https://www.howlforwildlife.org/take_action to stand up for hunting rights on Sundays.