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: 4VAC15-290. Game: Permits (amending 4VAC15-290-140).
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 require all hunters of migratory
game birds, including those who are exempt from being licensed, to possess
Harvest Information Program (HIP) authorization.
4VAC15-290-140. Possession and display of a harvest information
registration number authorization to hunt migratory
required to obtain a harvest information
program registration number to hunt, whether licensed or exempt from
being licensed, (i) must be registered with the Virginia Harvest Information
Program (HIP) to hunt migratory game birds, including waterfowl, doves,
woodcock, snipe, rails, gallinules, moorhens, and coots; (ii) must carry
the registration number HIP authorization on his person when
hunting; and (iii) shall present it immediately upon demand of
any officer whose duty it is to enforce the game and inland fish laws. The
penalty for violation of this section is prescribed by § 29.1-505 of the Code
VA.R. Doc. No. R17-5076; Filed March 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m.