Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Wildlife Resources
Board of Wildlife Resources
Game: Bear [4 VAC 15 ‑ 50]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
General firearms season; 3-day early firearms season
Action 6224
General Information
Action Summary Proposed amendments would increase the firearms bear season in 35 across southern and eastern Virginia by 2 weeks; eliminate the 3-day early firearms season in 26 in northern and western Virginia
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7533]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9987 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/24/2023.
10035 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/17/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cale Godfrey  / Assistant Director, Wildlife Division
Address: 7870 Villa Park Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
Email Address:
Phone: (804)308-4210    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-