Comments sought on amendments to rules on hunting, trapping and terrestrial wildlife

Published 10:48 am Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

On Feb. 22, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, pursuant to §§ 29.1-103, 29.1-501 and 29.1-502 of the Code of Virginia, proposed amendments to the Commonwealth’s regulations governing hunting, trapping and terrestrial wildlife.

Comments on the proposals are solicited during a public comment period that closes on Wednesday, May 10. This online comment system is the most efficient and effective way to submit your views and have them seen the fastest.

Comments also may be: made in person during the May 24 meeting of the Board at 9 a.m. at 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400, Henrico; postal-mailed to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Attn: Policy Analyst and Regulatory Coordinator, P.O. Box 90778, Henrico, VA 23228 or emailed to

Comments must be in writing and accompanied by the name, address and telephone number of the party offering them. Comments submitted other than at the May 24 meeting must be received no later than May 10.

After hearing public comment on the proposed amendments at the May 24 meeting, the Board anticipates adopting final regulation amendments that will be effective for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 hunting and trapping seasons.