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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 90. Game: Deer
2/28/2024

4VAC15-90-530. Special elk hunting license, random drawing license program.

A. The dates for the annual application period to enter the random drawing for a special elk hunting license shall be published by the department annually and shall be no less than 30 days in duration. Individuals selected for special elk hunting licenses via the random drawing shall be notified no less than 60 days prior to the start of the elk hunt, and special elk hunting licenses must be purchased from the department within 30 days of notification.

B. To enter the random drawing for a special elk hunting license, applicants shall:

1. Complete the application for a special elk hunting license as provided by the department.

2. Pay a nonrefundable application fee.

3. Apply only once for each random drawing.

C. Nonresidents shall not comprise more than 10%, or one drawn applicant, whichever is greater, of all drawn applicants in any application pool for the random drawing license program.

D. Applicants who physically reside within the Elk Management Zone shall comprise no less than 10%, or a minimum of one, whichever is greater, of all drawn applicants in any application pool for the random drawing license program.

E. A special elk hunting license awarded through the Random Drawing License Program shall not be transferable.

F. An applicant drawn for a special elk hunting license may be rejected if it is determined that the applicant has been convicted of two or more wildlife violations within three years prior to the last date of the application period. In determining an applicant's eligibility, the director shall take into account the nature and severity of the violations.

G. The department will award unclaimed special elk hunting licenses to alternates who are drawn during the initial application and draw period in the order that the alternates are drawn.

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; amended, Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 24, eff. July 17, 2023.

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