TITLE 4. CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The
Board of Game and Inland Fisheries is claiming an exemption from the
Administrative Process Act pursuant to § 2.2-4002 A 3 of the Code of
Virginia when promulgating regulations regarding the management of wildlife.
Title of Regulation: 4VAC15-270. Game: Firearms (adding 4VAC15-270-96).
Statutory Authority: §§ 29.1-103 and 29.1-501 of
the Code of Virginia.
Public Hearing Information:
May 24, 2017 - 9 a.m. - Department of Game and Inland
Fisheries, 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400, Henrico, VA 23228
Public Comment Deadline: May 10, 2017.
Agency Contact: Phil Smith, Regulatory Coordinator,
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400,
Henrico, VA 23228, telephone (804) 367-8341, or email
The proposed amendments (i) set the minimum caliber for
pneumatic rifles used for hunting deer at .35 and (ii) prohibit the use of
pneumatic rifles for hunting bear or elk.
4VAC15-270-96. Pneumatic rifles permitted for hunting deer;
prohibited for hunting bear and elk.
Pneumatic (air or gas) rifles must be .35 caliber or
larger for the hunting or killing of deer. Pneumatic rifles are prohibited for
the hunting or killing of bear and elk.
VA.R. Doc. No. R17-5075; Filed March 29, 2017, 11:21 a.m.