Hunters, too, deserve their day
By Trevor Roe
Roe, of Ferrum, is a retired corporate human resources director from Trinity Packaging Corp.
Marlene Condon trots out the usual arguments for continuing to ban Sunday hunting in her recent opinion essay (“Non-hunters should have their day,” Jan. 21). She doesn’t stop there, however, revealing a more radical agenda.
Condon asks why hunters should be worthy of legislative consideration at all, calculating that 245,185 hunting-license holders represent just 3 percent of Virginia’s 8million residents, although reducing that population by “residents” too young, old or infirm to hunt would produce a much higher percentage of hunters within a smaller, more appropriate citizen base.