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Virginia Senate rejects Sunday coyote hunting

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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:15 pm | Updated: 9:12 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.

RICHMOND — A bill that would have allowed coyotes to be hunted on Sunday failed decisively in the state Senate Wednesday after rural lawmakers argued its real effect would open the door to hunting other animals on Sunday.

Sen. Tom Garrett, R-Louisa County, argued the bill was intended to control prolific and voracious predators that have killed many pets and farm animals, leading to a bounty on their heads in 18 counties.

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