Sunday Hunting Shot Down in Va.

By Tim Persinko
|  Monday, Jan 31, 2011  |  Updated 2:46 PM EDT
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Sunday Hunting Shot Down in Va.

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Hunters will have to keep their day of rest in Virginia.

A coalition of advocates, including the National Rifle Associaton and the Va. Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, had pushed for a change in the state's regulations to allow hunting on Sunday.

But that bill died in the Senate on Monday, the Virginian-Pilot reported

"Why is it you can do everything else on a Sunday, including buying liquor, but you can't hunt?" Richmond hunter Charles Olin vented to the paper.

Horseback riders and landowners were joined by a block of hunters in opposition to the bill.  Proponents of the rule change argued that an extra day of hunting would help control the state's rapidly growing deer population.

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