West Virginia

A 2002 law authorized Sunday hunting on private land statewide if voters in each county approved the change on ballot measures. Shortly thereafter, 41 counties acted to ban Sunday hunting. In 2014, a grassroots effort put the question before voters in seven counties for the first time in more than a decade and obtained approval for Sunday hunting on private property in five counties. In 2016, voters approved Sunday hunting on the ballot in 11 counties - paving the way for a state-wide legislative effort in 2017. The NSSF-led efforts secured a major victory in 2017 when a law was enacted to allow Sunday hunting on private land, with written permission, in all 55 counties.

In the News

John McCoy: Momentum gathers for statewide Sunday hunting in WV

Petition seeks to put Sunday hunting on Kanawha County ballot

Measure targets allowing Sunday hunting in all counties

Sunday hunting approved for Mason and Roane counties

Voters in five West Virginia counties say 'yes' to Sunday hunting, two say 'no'

Are W.Va. attitudes changing on Sunday hunting

Chris Ellis: Sunday hunting fever starting to spread across West Virginia

Sunday hunting on private land up for vote

Voters will revisit Sunday hunting referendum


Economic Impact of Eliminating Sunday Hunting Bans

DIRECT 1,936 $29,335,179 $73,689,798
INDIRECT 272 $8,408,910 $36,940,851
INDUCED 477 $12,443,639 $45,127,793
TOTAL 2,686 $50,187,727 $155,758,443


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