In response, McDonnell said he would also lift the ban, but only on private land. . . .
Deeds . . . stopped short of expressing support for a statewide removal of the ban. . . . "I've got three daughters that I love to death that live on horseback. The only day of the week they can ride during hunting season . . . is on Sundays, so my wife would skin me alive if I signed a bill that didn't have a local option."