Monday, March 14, 2011

2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Proposed

Following discussion at its March 1, 2011, Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries meeting, the Board proposed hunting and trapping regulation amendments for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons.

A public comment period on the proposed hunting and trapping regulations runs through 5 p.m. on April 15, 2011.

At their October 2010 meeting, the Board also proposed regulation amendments regarding license fees and that public comment period which has been open since December 15, 2010, will close on April 14, 2011.

The regulation proposals have been posted on the Department website ( or and will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations, and summaries advertised in newspapers.

As part of this process, VDGIF wildlife biologists will be hosting a series of public input meetings across the state. The public is invited to attend to discuss the proposed regulations amendments. A list of the meeting locations has been posted on the agency website (

The public may submit comments in a variety of formats including online through the agency website, by email sent to or forwarded to, by mailed letters addressed to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Attn: Regulatory Coordinator, 4016 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230, and by public comment at public meetings and at Board meetings.

The Board will take final action on their proposed regulation amendments at their May 3, 2011, meeting.


  1. Allow hunting on sundays, especially deer hunting, if nothing else at least bowhunting. Bowhunting is non-invasive to civilians who are not hunting, and is quiet

  2. I live in North Carolina and own property in Virginia. I would be spending a lot more money in Virginia if I could hunt on Sundays!!
    Like Pocketgunner said, at least allow bowhunting; no disrupting church services with a bow and arrow.
    If the state wants to give the animals a day of rest make it Tuesday.