The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill yesterday that would allow statewide hunting on Sunday.

This following the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources voting 12 to 10 to push the bill to a full House vote last week. The state Senate is sitting on a similar bill and is expected to be vote on it by week’s end.

Member of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries board of directors Scott Reed told the Richmond Times Dispatch that, “While Wednesday’s vote is an unprecedented advancement of any Sunday hunting bill in Virginia, there is still quite a bit of work before us to ensure the outdated prohibition is overturned.” Reed added, “It is imperative that the ban is repealed to more effectively recruit youth hunters, to arrest the decline in hunting license sales, to respect private property rights and to continue our hunting heritage.”

Sounds like a step in the right direction to me.

Allow though both the House and Senate measures would allow hunting statewide on Sunday neither allows hunting 100 percent across the board. Both have exceptions such as the banning of hunting bears and deer with hounds and hunting within 200 yards of a house of worship.

Again, sounds like a great step forward for all hunters. Let’s hope it passes.

What’s your take? Should hunting on Sundays be allowed in Virginia?