Hunting licenses, special; create separate licenses for hunting of bear, deer, and turkey. (HB338)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Authority to create separate special hunting licenses.  Authorizes the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to create separate special licenses for the hunting of bear, deer, and turkey. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103479D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2012Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
02/01/2012Tabled in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


George Wise writes:

Having separate licenses is unfair to the sportsman. Leaving the big game license as-is is the best way.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

If I understand this bill correctly (and I may not), it looks like doesn't eliminate the big-game license, but instead creates these new individual licenses. It's expanding on the existing bear-only license to create turkey- and deer-only licenses.

George Poffenberger Jr writes:

At this time creating an individual license for each big game will make those individuals that try and stay legal, to become illegal as they will not beable to afford all such stamps. These same individuals provide all that they kill for thier families and themselves. The promoting of young adults to hunt and fish will continue to decline as the costs increase. Hunters for the hungry will see a decrease in provided venison as individual hunters keep more to off set thier costs. Try increasing the costs to wildlife Management areas and the vists will decline. This is a BAD IDEA.