HB 3159 has been introduced by Representative Stemple and will allow Sunday hunting on publicly owned lands in West Virginia. Currently 39 states have no restrictions on Sunday hunting. HB 3159 does not change current regulations regarding Sunday hunting on private lands.
The prohibition on Sunday hunting is one of the last vestiges of the blue laws that restricted many activities on Sunday. Currently, hunters are treated as second-class citizens in West Virginia because their activity is restricted while other outdoor pursuits such as golf, fishing and horseback riding are permitted on Sundays.
Call your Representative and Senator today and urge them to support HB 3159!
For more information on Sunday hunting see our fact sheet.
Please call the following Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee members; their vote is critical for hunters in West Virginia.
Delegate Bill Hamilton 304-340-3167
Delegate Robert D. Beach 304-340-3112
Delegate Robert C. Tabb 304-340-3274
Delegate Allen V. Evans 304-340-3399
Delegate Patti Schoen 304-340-3141
Delegate William Anderson 304-340-3168
Delegate Ray Canterbury 304-340-3131
Delegate Jeff Eldridge 304-340-3160
Delegate Ron Fragale 304-340-3392
Delegate Otis A. Leggett 304-340-3195
Delegate Tom Louisos 304-340-3111
Delegate John Overington 304-340-3148
Delegate William Romine 304-340-3226
Delegate Danny Wells 304-340-3146
Delegate Larry Williams 304-340-3337
Delegate Mary M. Poling 304-340-3102