Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Accommodate 2014 Legislation
Including Hunting on Sundays, and Other Matters,
Made by the Board April 8, 2014

Public Comment Period on the Regulatory Proposals:
April 22 - May 26, 2014

On April 8, 2014, the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries proposed the below amendments to the Commonwealth's regulations pertaining to hunting and trapping, and other regulations of the board.

A public comment period on the regulatory proposals opened April 22, 2014 and closes at 5:00 PM on May 26, 2014. The Board will consider the proposals for possible adoption as final regulation amendments at its June 10, 2014 meeting. Written comments on the proposed regulation amendments must include the commenter's name, address, and telephone number and be received no later than May 26, 2014. They should be submitted online at, or may be emailed to or postal mailed to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Attn. Policy Analyst and Regulatory Coordinator, 4016 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230, and received no later than May 26, 2014.

Regulation 4VAC15-20.
Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General.

4VAC15-20-65Hunting, trapping, and fishing license and permit fees.
4VAC15-20-130Endangered and threatened species; adoption of federal list; additional species enumerated.

Regulation 4VAC15-30.
Definitions and Miscellaneous: Importation, Possession, Sale, Etc., of Animals.

4VAC15-30-40Importation requirements, possession and sale of nonnative (exotic) animals.

Regulation 4VAC15-50.
Game: Bear.

4VAC15-50-11Open season; generally.
4VAC15-50-71Muzzleloading gun hunting.
4VAC15-50-110Use of dogs in hunting bear.
4VAC15-50-120Bear hound training season.

Regulation 4VAC15-80.
Game: Crows.

4VAC15-80-10Open Season.

Regulation 4VAC15-90.
Game: Deer.

4VAC15-90-10Open season; generally.
4VAC15-90-70Bow and arrow hunting.
4VAC15-90-80Muzzleloading gun hunting.
4VAC15-90-91General firearms season either-sex deer hunting days.
4VAC15-90-260Hunting with dogs prohibited in certain counties and areas.
4VAC15-90-293Chronic Wasting Disease deer carcass importation restrictions.

Regulation 4VAC15-240.
Game: Turkey.

4VAC15-240-10Open season; generally.
4VAC15-240-20Open season; certain counties and areas; Saturday prior to the last Monday in October and for 11 hunting days following, and on Thanksgiving Day.
4VAC15-240-31Open season; certain counties and areas; Saturday prior to the last Monday in October and for 11 hunting days following, on Thanksgiving Day, and on the Monday closest to December 2 and for 11 hunting days following.
4VAC15-240-40Open season; spring season for bearded turkeys.