Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (visit the agency website www.dgif.virginia.gov for most recent regulatory updates)
Board of Game and Inland Fisheries
Game: Muskrat [4 VAC 15 ‑ 140]
|Description||This regulation enables the agency and the citizens to manage muskrat populations to provide recreational activities, contribute to income opportunities and prescribe seasons, methods and bag limits. The regulation also enables the agency to efficiently and economically accomplish the important governmental function of natural resources management by enabling the citizens to participate in recreational trapping seasons. These activities provide recreational opportunity and stimulate the economic development of the Commonwealth.|
|State Authority||§ 29.1-103 Code of Virginia . Powers and duties of the Board . § 29.1-501. Promulgation of regulations; publication of proposed regulations or change therein; validation; evidentiary nature of publication . § 29.1-510. Big game; small game . § § 29.|
|Exempt from APA||Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.|
|Text of Regulation||Link to Virginia Administrative Code|
|Goals of Regulation||
To maintain optimum populations of muskrat to serve the needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth.
To allow the reasonable use of the muskrat resource by the public while maintaining healthy populations of the species.
To provide opportunity for all to enjoy trapping muskrat, watching wildlife, and related outdoor recreation.
To promote safety in connection with trapping muskrat.
|Name / Title:||Frances Boswell|
4016 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
|Telephone:||(804)367-9149 FAX: (804)367-0405 TDD: ()-|