Details for Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources Proposed Wildlife Regulation Amendments

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Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources Proposed Wildlife Regulation Amendments The Virginia Board of Wildlife Resources, pursuant to §§ 29.1-103, 29.1-501, and 29.1-502 of the Code of Virginia, has proposed the below amendments to the Commonwealth's regulations. Comments are solicited through May 10 and can be submitted (1) online at https://dwr.virginia. gov/regulations/2021-wildlife-regulations/, (2) postal-mailed to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Attn: Policy Analyst and Regulatory Coordinator, P.O. Box 90778, Henrico, Virginia 23228-0778, or (3) emailed to regcomments@dwr. virginia.gov. Comments in writing or email must contain name, address, and telephone number of the party offering them. After May 10, comments must be made at the virtual May 27, 2021 meeting of the Board, 9:00 AM at 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400, Henrico, Virginia 23228 (instructions will be posted here: https://dwr.virginia. gov/meetings/). After hearing public comment on the final proposed amendments, the Board anticipates adopting final regulation amendments. For a details regarding proposals, see https://www.dwr.virginia.gov/ regulations/. The following regulations are proposed for amendments: 4VAC15-20-65. Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General: Hunting, trapping, and fishing license and permit fees. 4VAC15-20-250 (New). Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General: Definitions; "Elk Management Zone". 4VAC15-90-85 (repealed). New sections starting at 90-500 will address elk hunting. 4VAC15-90-500 (New). Game: Deer: Elk hunting outside the Elk Management Zone. 4VAC15-90-510 (New). Game: Deer: Elk hunting within the Elk Management Zone. 4VAC15-90-520 (New). Game: Deer: Special provisions for hunting elk within the Elk Management Zone. 4VAC15-90-530 (New). Game: Deer: Special elk hunting license random drawing license program. 4VAC15-90-540 (New). Game: Deer: Special elk hunting license Landowner License Program. 4VAC15-90-550 (New). Game: Deer: Special elk hunting license Conservation License Program. 4VAC15-270-10. Game: Firearms: Size rifles for hunting bear and deer. 4VAC15-90-10. Game: Deer: Open season; generally. 4VAC15-90-89. Game: Deer: Earn a buck (EAB). 4VAC15-90-260. Game: Deer: Hunting with dogs prohibited in certain counties and areas. 4VAC15-50-110. Game: Bear: Use of dogs in hunting bear. 4VAC15-90-293. Game: Deer: Unauthorized cervid parts, excretions, and carcass importation, movement, possession, and use. 4VAC15-90-70. Game: Deer: Archery hunting. 4VAC15-90-80. Game: Deer: Muzzleloading gun hunting. 4VAC15-50-71. Game: Bear: Muzzleloading gun hunting. 4VAC15-90-90. Game: Deer: Bag limit, bonus deer permits and special antlerless provision for youth hunters. 4VAC15-90-91. Game: Deer: General firearms season either-sex deer hunting days. 4VAC15-90-231. Game: Deer: Validating tags and checking deer by licensee or permittee. 4VAC15-50-81. Game: Bear: Validating tags and checking bear and tooth submission by licensee or permittee. 4VAC15-240-81. Game: Turkey: Validating tags and checking turkey by licensee. 4VAC15-90-241. Game: Deer: Checking deer by persons exempt from license requirement or holding a license authorization number. 4VAC15-50-91. Game: Bear: Checking bear and tooth submission by persons exempt from license requirements or holding a license authorization number. 4VAC15-240-91. Game: Turkey: Checking turkey by persons exempt from license requirement or holding a license authorization number. 4VAC15-50-120. Game: Bear: Bear hound training season. 4VAC15-240-20. Game: Turkey: Open season; certain counties and areas; two-week season. 4VAC15-240-32. Game: Turkey: Open season; certain counties and areas; six week season. 4VAC15-240-40. Game: Turkey: Open Season; spring season for bearded turkeys. 4VAC15-240-60. Game: Turkey: Archery hunting. 4VAC15-200-30. Game: Rabbits and Hares: Trapping with box traps. 4VAC15-200-11 (New). Game: Rabbits and Hares: Unauthorized wild rabbit carcass importation and possession. 4VAC15-200-12 (New). Game: Rabbits and Hares: Disposal of wild rabbit parts. 4VAC15-20-130. Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General; Endangered and threatened species; adoption of federal list; additional species enumerated. 4VAC15-30-40. Definitions and Miscellaneous: Importation, Possession, Sale, Etc., of Animals; Importation requirements, possession, and sale of nonnative (exotic) animals. 4VAC15-360-60. Fish: Aquatic Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Nongame Fish; Prohibit the sale of salamander and madtom species. 4 VAC15-360-10. Fish: Aquatic Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Nongame Fish; Taking aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and nongame fish for personal use. 4VAC15-20-100. Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General: Prohibited Use of Vehicles on Department-Owned Lands. 4VAC15-20-150. Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General: Structures on department-owned lands and national forest lands. 4VAC15-20-151 (New). Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General: Manipulation of vegetation on department-owned lands. 4VAC15-20-152 (New). Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General: Target shooting on department-owned lands. 4VAC15-20-240. Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General: Use of drones for certain activities prohibited. 4VAC15-40-220. Game: In General: Use of deadfalls prohibited; restricted use of snares. 4VAC15-40-240. Game: In General: Animal population control. (1211901)

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