The Virginia Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee supported legislation by a vote of 11-4 to end the antiquated blue law which prohibits hunting on Sundays. Senate Bill 464, sponsored by state Sen. Ralph Northram (D-Norfolk), was amended by the sponsor to repeal the ban on Sunday hunting on private property and public waters and prohibit the hunting of deer with dogs on Sundays. Expanding Sunday hunting in the state could have a tremendous economic impact on Virginia to the tune of more than $296 million annually and create close to 4,000 jobs. These numbers have evidently gained the attention of Gov. Bob McDonnell, who also supports the legislation. National Shooting Sports Foundation is urging all sportsmen to support the repeal and take action by calling members of the Senate. Currently, the legislation has not been scheduled for a floor vote, but it is expected to be this week.
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