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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 90. Game: Deer
12/10/2022

4VAC15-90-500. Elk hunting outside the Elk Management Zone.

A. Open season. Except as otherwise provided by 4VAC15-90-510, it shall be lawful to hunt elk of either sex during (i) the general firearms deer seasons as prescribed by 4VAC15-90-10 and 4VAC15-90-23, (ii) the special archery seasons as prescribed by 4VAC15-90-70, and (iii) the special muzzleloading seasons as prescribed by 4VAC15-90-80 with bag limits as prescribed in 4VAC15-90-90.

B. Upon killing an elk. Any licensed or permitted hunter shall validate a tag on that hunter's special license for hunting deer and turkey or bonus deer permit and check the elk in accordance with 4VAC15-90-231. Upon receiving a confirmation number, the hunter must call the department to schedule an inspection of the carcass and the site of kill for the collection of biological samples.

C. Checking elk by persons exempt from license requirements or holding a license authorization number. Upon killing an elk, any person (i) exempt from license requirement as prescribed in § 29.1-301 of the Code of Virginia, (ii) issued a complimentary license as prescribed in § 29.1-339 of the Code of Virginia, (iii) holding a permanent license issued pursuant to § 29.1-301 E, or (iv) holding a Virginia license authorization number issued by a telephone or electronic media agent pursuant to § 29.1-327 B of the Code of Virginia shall check the elk in accordance with 4VAC15-90-241. Upon receiving a confirmation number, the hunter must call the department to schedule an inspection of the carcass and the site of kill for the collection of biological samples.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-103, 29.1-501, and 29.1-502 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 2021.

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