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12101455D
SENATE BILL NO. 147
Offered January 11, 2012
Prefiled January 10, 2012
A BILL to amend and reenact 29.1-520 of the Code of Virginia, relating to times for training of bear hounds.
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Patron-- Puckett
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Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
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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 from one-half hour before sunrise until four and one-half hours after sunset by day or by 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.


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