Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
9/25/2020

Chapter 210. Game: Raccoon

Part I
Chasing

4VAC15-210-10. Open season; raccoon chase on areas open to bear hound training; possession of certain devices unlawful.

A. Except as otherwise specifically provided in the sections appearing in this chapter, there shall be a continuous open season for chasing raccoon with dogs, without capturing or taking, except on department-controlled lands west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on national forest lands.

B. It shall be lawful to chase raccoon with dogs, without capturing or taking, on department-controlled lands west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on national forest lands where bear hound training is permitted during the season dates specified in 4VAC15-50-120.

C. It shall be unlawful to have in possession a firearm, bow, crossbow, axe, saw, or any tree climbing device while hunting during this chase season. The meaning of "possession" for the purpose of this section shall include, but not be limited to, having these devices in or on one's person, vehicle, or conveyance while engaged in the act of chasing.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-19 § 1.1, eff. July 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 22, eff. August 26, 1993; Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006; Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2011.

4VAC15-210-20. (Repealed.)

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-19 § 1.2, eff. July 15, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 22, eff. August 26, 1993; Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006; Volume 25, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2009; repealed, Virginia Register, Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2011.

Part II
Hunting and Trapping

4VAC15-210-30. Open season for hunting.

It shall be lawful to take raccoon by hunting from October 15 through March 10, both dates inclusive.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-19 § 2.1, eff. July 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 22, eff. August 26, 1993; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2003.

4VAC15-210-40. [Repealed]

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-19 § 2.2, eff. July 1, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 22, eff. August 26, 1993; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2003.

4VAC15-210-50. [Repealed]

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-19 § 2.3, eff. July 1, 1987; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

4VAC15-210-51. Open season for trapping.

It shall be lawful to trap raccoon from November 15 through the last day of February, both dates inclusive, except there shall be a continuous open season to trap raccoon within the incorporated limits of any city or town in the Commonwealth and in the counties of Arlington, Chesterfield, Fairfax, Henrico, James City, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Roanoke and York.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2003.

4VAC15-210-60. [Repealed]

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-19 § 2.4, eff. July 1, 1985; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

4VAC15-210-70. Bag limit for hunting and trapping; counties east of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The bag limit for hunting raccoon in all counties east of the Blue Ridge Mountains shall be two per hunter, taken between noon of one day and noon the following day.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-19 § 2.5, eff. July 1, 1991.

4VAC15-210-80. Bag limit for hunting and trapping; counties west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Except as provided by local legislation, the bag limit for hunting raccoon in all counties west of the Blue Ridge Mountains shall be two per hunting party, individual or organized, taken between noon of one day and noon the following day.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-19 § 2.6, eff. July 1, 1987.



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