Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Wildlife Resources
Board of Wildlife Resources
Game: Deer [4 VAC 15 ‑ 90]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Open season; either-sex hunting days; elk hunting program
Action 6226
General Information
Action Summary Proposed amendments would increase the deer firearms season in certain counties; increase the number of days on which antlerless deer may be harvested in certain counties during the muzzleloader and firearms deer seasons; simply the requirements for the earn-a-buck program; eliminate a requirement that antlered deer must have a certain number of points to be legal in Augusta County; increase flexibility in department programs that facilitate hunting elk in the Elk Management Zone
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7535]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9989 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/24/2023.
10036 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/17/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cale Godfrey  / Assistant Director, Wildlife Division
Address: 7870 Villa Park Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
Email Address:
Phone: (804)308-4210    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-