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Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (visit the agency website www.dgif.virginia.gov for most recent regulatory updates)
Board
Board of Game and Inland Fisheries


chapter
Game: Permits [4 VAC 15 ‑ 290]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation allows citizens recreational and economical opportunities for taking, breeding, exhibiting and possessing wildlife for recreational, educational and commercial use while enabling the agency to manage wildlife and inland fish and to maintain and enhance natural habitat to the benefit of wildlife and for the benefit of citizens. Section 10 was deemed unnecessary and was repealed as a result of the regular biennial wildlife regulations review in March-May 1997. Section 20 requires an annual report be submitted on the collection of wild birds and bird products for scientific or museum purposes. It enables DGIF biologists to study the data provided by the educational institutions and museums which study and do research with birds and bird products and to better manage wildlife for the benefit of all citizens. Section 30 allows the citizens the recreational and commercial opportunity of breeding and raising captive bred wild animals and captive bred wild birds. Sections 30 and 40 enable this agency to efficiently protect our native wild game birds and wild animal species by providing a means for legally permitted enterprises to sell and ship the captive reared game birds and animals. This regulation ensures that no wild birds or animals are trapped and used for this purpose. Section 50 provides for agency representatives to inspect the breeder facilities in order to protect the wild game birds and wild animals from the possible introduction of disease, from possible genetic pollution in the wild population and to monitor the potential increase of predation of wild game birds and wild animals for the benefit of all citizens. Section 60 allows citizens the commercial or educational opportunity to hold wild animals for educational exhibition purposes. Section 70 allows citizens the recreational and economical opportunity to stuff and mount birds and animals or parts thereof for compensation or for sale. Section 80 enables this agency to efficiently protect our native wild game birds and wild animal species by providing a means for taxidermists to stuff and mount legally taken wild game birds and wild animals. Sections 90 and 100 were repealed as a result of the regular biennial wildlife regulations review in March-May 1997. Section 110 provides for agency representatives to inspect the breeder facilities in order to protect the wild pheasant population from the possible introduction of disease, from possible genetic pollution and to monitor the potential increase of predation of wild pheasants for the benefit of all citizens. Section 130 ensures that the regulations adopted by the Board will be enforced for the protection of our wild bird, wild animal and fish populations for the recreational and commercial benefits of all citizens. Section 140 allows a government function by requiring hunters to carry and produce their hunting card or permit when demanded by the law enforcement officers of the agency. This protects the interests of legally permitted hunters and also protects the wildlife population from illegal taking which has recreational and commercial benefits for all citizens.
State Authority § 29.1-412 of the Code of Virginia . Permits required . § 29.1-413 of the Code of Virginia . Issuance discretionary, duration . § 29.1-415 of the Code of Virginia . Taxidermy . § 29.1-417 of the Code of Virginia . Capturing, holding, propagating, and dispos
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Frances Boswell  
Address: 4016 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Email Address: frances.boswell@dgif.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-9149    FAX: (804)367-0405    TDD: ()-
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