HB886: Bear hunting; clarifies time of day during hound training season.


HOUSE BILL NO. 886
House Amendments in [ ] – February 1, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact § 29.1-520 of the Code of Virginia, relating to bear hunting.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Lohr

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 29.1-520 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 29.1-520. Times for hunting.

A. Nonmigratory game birds and game animals may be hunted from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Bears may be hunted without capturing or taking  [ by day or night from one-half hour before sunrise until four and one-half hours after sunset ]  during bear hound training season.

B. Fur-bearing animals and nuisance species of birds and animals may be hunted by day or by night, except that muskrats may be hunted by day only.

C. A violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.

HOUSE BILL NO. 886
Offered January 9, 2008
Prefiled January 8, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact § 29.1-520 of the Code of Virginia, relating to bear hunting.
Patron-- Lohr

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 29.1-520 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 29.1-520. Times for hunting.

A. Nonmigratory game birds and game animals may be hunted from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Bears may be hunted without capturing or taking by day or night during bear hound training season.

B. Fur-bearing animals and nuisance species of birds and animals may be hunted by day or by night, except that muskrats may be hunted by day only.

C. A violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.