VA.R Doc. No. N/A - Proposed
DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES
Regulation 4VAC15-30. Definitions and Miscellaneous: Importation, Possession, Sale, Etc., of Animals.
Underlined sections are the proposed changes....
A. Under the authority of §29.1-103 and §29.1-521 of the Code of Virginia it shall be unlawful to take, possess, import, cause to be imported, export, cause to be exported, buy, sell, offer for sale, or liberate within the Commonwealth any wild animal, including captive reared waterfowl, unless otherwise specifically permitted by law or regulation.
B. Furthermore, it shall be unlawful to release any captive-reared mallards in Virginia except during permitted field trials, on licensed shooting preserves permitted for tower shoots and on a valid licensed mallard release area permitted to do so prior to July 1, 2007.
I heard there is a public hearing on Monday September 10th, but do not see it on the VDGIF calendar.
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We need to make sure this does not pass, otherwise it will be illegal to possess captive raised mallards for training.