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West Virginia to Allow Sunday Hunting

West Virginia has signed a bill to allow Sunday hunting on public lands.

On March 29, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 451, a bill allowing Sunday hunting on the state’s public lands. Unsurprisingly, the bill got a lot of support throughout the process.

The bill should take effect June 2018, opening 1.5 million acres of public land for Sunday hunting, according to WVNews.

The goal of the bill is to make the state more attractive to hunters, who bring money into the state.

“People drive right through West Virginia to Ohio or wherever it may be to be able to hunt on Sunday,” Justice said. “We lose those dollars because they want to be able to hunt an entire weekend. This will provide additional hunting recreation for our visitors and residents and result in a major economic impact for our small rural businesses. Today is truly historical.”

According to the senate bill, West Virginia hasn’t allowed Sunday hunting since 1931.

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West Virginia to Allow Sunday Hunting