Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
1/27/2020

Chapter 190. Game: Quail

4VAC15-190-10. Open season; generally.

A. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, it shall be lawful to hunt quail from the Saturday prior to the second Monday in November through January 31, both dates inclusive.

B. It shall be unlawful to hunt quail on all public lands west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-17 § 1, eff. July 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006; Volume 33, Issue 23, eff. August 1, 2017.

4VAC15-190-20 to 4VAC15-190-30. [Repealed]

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-17 §§ 2, 3, eff. July 1, 1987 and July 1, 1989; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1995.

4VAC15-190-40. Bag limit.

The bag limit for quail shall be six a day.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-17 § 4, eff. July 1, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 22, eff. August 26, 1993.

4VAC15-190-50. [Repealed]

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-17 § 5, eff. July 1, 1989; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

4VAC15-190-60. Release of pen-raised quail on private lands.

It shall be lawful to release pen-raised bobwhite quail on private lands with permission of the landowner. Released pen-raised quail may be recaptured using a call back cage. For the purposes of this section, a call back cage is defined as a cage, pen, box, or barrel with one or more funnel entrances to allow pen-raised quail to enter from the outside. The call back cage must contain one or more live pen-raised bobwhites (call birds). Each call back cage shall be marked by means of a nonferrous metal tag bearing the name and address of the person operating such call back cage. No bait or food may be placed outside of the call back cage and no call back cages may be set on lands without permission of the landowner.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 19, eff. July 4, 2001.



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