Proposed Regulation Amendment

4VAC15-290-160. Game: Permits. Foxhound training preserves.

Summary

The proposal is to establish in regulation the conditions for a permit to operate a foxhound training preserve.

Text of Regulation

Rationale

The proposed regulatory amendments will create one regulation setting forth all requirements for foxhound training preserve permits. During the past several years, the department has worked with the Virginia Foxhound Training Preserve Owners Association (VTPOA) and other interested parties to develop standards for practical and humane foxhound training preserve management. By incorporating language from existing permit conditions, guidelines from the VTPOA's Best Management Practices, and additional compliance measures based on scientific study into regulation, opportunities for quality dog training opportunities can be maintained while addressing concerns related to fair chase and fox mortality.

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