Stop Sunday Hunting in Virginia.
I am an NRA member and have hunted off and on most of my life. However I strongly oppose Sunday Hunting. Actually I'd like to see a few more restrictions, or more accurately actual enforcement of the laws we already have.
I wasnt happy with the NRA-ILA coming out in favor of this without asking or surveying its members for input. They are also sending out misleading information.
In my area deer shooting season runs about 3 months wide open, not the couple weeks claimed by the NRA, thats a full 3rd of the year, the best part I might add,
They also claim a low accident incident between hunters and non hunters as proof of safety, Actually it is just proof non hunters stay out of the woods.
What people do in my area is hard to dignify with the term hunting, Running deer into the roads with dogs and shooting them as they cross from the back of your truck isnt hunting in my eyes.
The current system is a very good compromise, Saturday hunting, Sunday for everything else, like horse riding. Sunday hunting would effectively ban the rest of the public from the woods the entire fall.
VA has no enforced trespass laws, and dogs wouldnt obey the boundaries anyway.
Please contact your state reps and let them know your feelings, Also demand they publicly make a stand one way or the other. William Barlow, my delagate has come out against it. Where does yours stand ?
Feel free to copy and paste this all you want,,,, Joe Ford.