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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 90. Game: Deer

4VAC15-90-23. Youth and apprentice hunter deer hunting weekend.

It shall be lawful for deer hunters 15 years of age and under and holders of an apprentice hunting license, when in compliance with all applicable laws and license requirements, to hunt deer on the last Saturday in September and the following calendar day when accompanied and directly supervised by an adult who has a valid Virginia hunting license on his person or is exempt from purchasing a hunting license. Deer of either-sex may be taken on this youth and apprentice deer hunting weekend. Adult hunters accompanying youth or apprentice deer hunters on this weekend may not carry or discharge weapons. Blaze orange is required for all persons hunting any species or any person accompanying a hunter on this weekend unless otherwise exempted by state law. Deer hunting with dogs is prohibited, except that tracking dogs as described in § 29.1-516.1 of the Code of Virginia may be used.

Statutory Authority

§ 29.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2009; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2011; Volume 27, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2011; Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. August 15, 2013; Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2015.

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