Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
8/3/2020

Chapter 230. Game: Squirrel

Part I
Gray and Red Squirrel

4VAC15-230-10. Applicability of part.

The provisions of this part shall apply only to gray and red squirrel and shall not be applicable to fox squirrel.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-21 § 1.1, eff. July 1, 1974.

4VAC15-230-20. Gray and red squirrel. Season; generally.

Except as otherwise provided by local legislation and with the specific exceptions provided in the sections appearing in this chapter, it shall be lawful to hunt squirrel from the first Saturday in September through the last day in February, both dates inclusive.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-21 § 1.2, eff. July 1, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2003; Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. August 15, 2013.

4VAC15-230-21. Spring season for gray and red squirrel.

It shall be lawful to hunt gray and red squirrels from the first Saturday in June through the third Saturday in June, both dates inclusive, except on national forest lands.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2009; Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2011.

4VAC15-230-30. [Repealed]

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-21 § 1.3, eff. July 1, 1991; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2003.

4VAC15-230-40. [Repealed]

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-21 § 1.8, eff. July 1, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 22, eff. August 26, 1993; Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006.

Part II
Fox Squirrel

4VAC15-230-50. Closed season; generally.

Except as otherwise specifically provided in the sections appearing in this part, there shall be a continuous closed season for hunting fox squirrel.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-21 § 2.1, eff. July 1, 1974.

4VAC15-230-60. Fox squirrel. Open season; first Saturday in September through January 31.

It shall be lawful to hunt fox squirrel from the first Saturday in September through January 31, both dates inclusive, in the counties of Albemarle, Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Carroll, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Dickenson, Fauquier, Floyd, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Grayson, Greene, Highland, Lee, Loudoun, Madison, Montgomery, Orange, Page, Patrick, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Warren, Wise and Wythe.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-21 § 2.2, eff. July 1, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2003; Volume 25, Issue 25, August 1, 2009.

4VAC15-230-61. Spring season for fox squirrel.

It shall be lawful to hunt fox squirrels from the first Saturday in June through the third Saturday in June, both dates inclusive, on all lands in all counties open to fox squirrel hunting during the regular squirrel season, except on national forest lands.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 25, August 1, 2009; Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2011.

4VAC15-230-70. [Repealed]

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-21 § 2.5, eff. July 1, 1991; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2003.

4VAC15-230-80. [Repealed]

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-21 § 2.7, eff. July 1, 1974; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

Part III
Bag Limit

4VAC15-230-90. Generally.

The combined bag limit for all squirrels shall be six a day in the aggregate.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-21 § 3.1, eff. July 1, 1991.



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