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Virginia Administrative Code
3/3/2024

Chapter 110. Game: Fox

Part I
Hunting with Dogs Only

4VAC15-110-10. Closed season in certain areas.

It shall be unlawful to hunt foxes with dogs on the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest and on the Gathright, Goshen, G. Richard Thompson, Highland, Little North Mountain and Rapidan Wildlife Management Areas except during the period when it is lawful to hunt foxes with firearms.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-8 § 1.1, eff. August 24, 1978; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; Volume 24, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2008.

Part II
Hunting with Guns

4VAC15-110-20. Hunting with firearms; open season for red fox.

Except as otherwise provided with the specific exceptions provided in this chapter, it shall be lawful to hunt red foxes with firearms from November 1 through the last day in February, both dates inclusive.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-8 § 2.1, eff. July 1, 1980; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2006; Volume 39, Issue 24, eff. July 17, 2023.

4VAC15-110-25. Hunting with firearms; open season for gray fox.

Except as otherwise provided with the specific exceptions provided in this chapter, it shall be lawful to hunt gray foxes with firearms from January 1 through the last day in February, both dates inclusive.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 24, eff. July 17, 2023.

4VAC15-110-30. Closed season.

Continuous closed season in certain areas. It shall be unlawful to shoot foxes in the following counties, or parts thereof, at any time: Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier (except within the confines of the Quantico Marine Reservation), Loudoun, Louisa and Rappahannock.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-8 § 2.2, eff. July 1, 1977; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 19, eff. July 7, 1999.

4VAC15-110-35. Bag limit.

The bag limit for hunting gray fox shall be one 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 Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 24, eff. July 17, 2023.

4VAC15-110-40. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-8 § 3.1-1, eff. July 1, 1988; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

Part III
Trapping

4VAC15-110-50. Open season.

Except as otherwise specifically provided by local legislation and with the specific exceptions provided in the sections appearing in this chapter, it shall be lawful to trap foxes from November 15 through the last day of February, both dates inclusive.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-8 § 3.1, eff. July 1, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

4VAC15-110-60. Prohibited in certain counties.

It shall be unlawful to trap foxes in the counties of Clarke (except on the G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area), Fauquier (except on the Chester F. Phelps and G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Areas), Loudoun and Rappahannock.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-8 § 3.2, eff. July 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 19, eff. July 7, 1999.

4VAC15-110-70. Control of rabies.

Notwithstanding any other provision of these sections, foxes may be trapped anywhere for the purpose of controlling rabies upon request of the State Department of Health.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-8 § 3.3.

4VAC15-110-75. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; Volume 17, Issue 19, eff. July 4, 2001; Volume 24, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2008; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. August 15, 2013.

Part IV
Miscellaneous

4VAC15-110-80. Killing by landowner.

A landowner may kill or have killed red foxes at any time on the landowner's land. Provided further that a landowner may kill or have killed gray foxes at any time on the landowner's land, but only when a gray fox is causing damage to crops or property or is posing a threat to human health or safety.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-8 § 4.1; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997; Volume 39, Issue 24, eff. July 17, 2023.

4VAC15-110-90. Use of dogs in hunting fox during deer season in certain counties and national forests.

It shall be unlawful to use dogs for the hunting of foxes during the open season for hunting deer on the Gathright, Goshen, Highland and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Areas and within the boundaries of the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-8 § 4.2, eff. October 1, 1971; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

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