Comment on Hunting and Trapping Regs

VDGIF is seeking your input on potential changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the 2015-2016 seasons. They are asking for more than just a simple statement of your proposed change so that they can better understand the issue. They ask the public to inform us of values and concerns regarding hunting or trapping, or what should be accomplished. From this information, VDGIF staff can better determine a course of action, or how they can best address these issues.

In developing staff regulation recommendations VDGIF follow the following guiding principles:

  • Consider the Resource first
  • Utilize the best science in decision making
  • Achieve population objectives where appropriate
  • Consider the biological, sociological, economical, political and enforcement impacts
  • Maximize hunting recreation
  • Equitable distribution of recreation
  • Simplify regulations where possible

VDGIF is also seeking your input on potential changes to Non-Game Regulations for the 2015-2016 seasons as staff will be taking up not only game regulations but non-game regulations during this upcoming regulation cycle. Again they are looking for more than just a simple statement of your proposed change so that they can better understand the issue. We ask the public to inform us of values and concerns regarding hunting or trapping, or what should be accomplished. From this information, VDGIF staff can better determine a course of action, or how we can best address these issues.

To submit comments online, visit https://www3.dgif.virginia.gov/web/scoping/hunting-and-trapping/register.asp.

Besides the online system, if you prefer to submit comments by postal mail, you may download and print copies of the Hunting or Trapping Regulation Change or Amendment form (PDF), which may be sent to the address included with the form.

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