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What is new for this season
#1
What is new for this season.

The big one that effects me is no more bringing whole deer back home from the property I hunt in Loudon County.  This makes it a lot more difficult.  Now I need to figure out how I can butcher a deer there on site, which realistically isn't easy since it is a winery.  I can't leave body parts laying on the property.  That also limits taxidermist.  I guess I need to find one out that way, which wont be fun.


https://dwr.virginia.gov/hunting/regulat...g_july2020


Department Name Change
  • As a result of legislation which passed the General Assembly and was approved by the Governor, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will become known as the Department of Wildlife Resources beginning July 1, 2020.
Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in Clarke and Fauquier counties.
  • Disease Management Area 2 (DMA2) has been expanded to include Fauquier, Loudoun, Page, and Rappahannock counties, in addition to Culpeper, Madison, and Orange counties.
  • Whole deer carcasses, and parts containing brain or spinal cord tissue, originating from a Disease Management Area (DMA) cannot be transported to any county not designated as a DM.
  • Whole deer carcasses, and parts containing brain or spinal cord tissue, originating from DMA1 may be transported only within DMA1.
  • Whole deer carcasses, and parts containing brain or spinal cord tissue, originating from DMA2 may be transported anywhere within both DMA1 and DMA2.
  • All deer killed in Culpeper, Madison, and Shenandoah counties on November 14, 2020 must be brought to a designated CWD sample station to be tested for CWD.
  • Feeding of deer is now prohibited year round in Prince William County.
Senior Combo Lifetime License
  • Virginia residents 80 years of age and older may purchase a Senior Combination Lifetime License which includes a hunting license, bear license, and deer/turkey license. All other required licenses, permits, and stamps must be purchased separately.
Guaranteed Hunts Prohibited
  • It is unlawful to offer for sale, sell, offer to purchase, or purchase a hunt guaranteeing the killing of a deer, bear, or wild turkey.
Penalty for Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing Convictions
  • In addition to previously prescribed penalties, individuals convicted of violating laws associated with hunting, trapping, and/or fishing may also be prohibited by the court from hunting, trapping, and/or fishing in Virginia for a period of one to five years.
  • Individuals who are found to be hunting, trap- ping or fishing while they are prohibited to do so may receive an additional one to five years to their prohibition.
Quota Hunts
  • New quota hunts for archery deer, spring turkeys, and dove have been added for Land’s End WMA in King George County.
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Wooooo Woooooo! I dont need a hunting license to hunt my property! wooooo wooooo
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Nothing new for me, just ready to get the season started!!!
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Thanks for the update on changes, good info! I'm just trying to figure out what I can realistically get done before I go 'radio silent' on my property in September. I finally got a disc for my tractor so that is one thing off my to-do list. Still have lots of really nice bucks hanging around and I'm seeing a ton of bears on my trail cams, also saw one that was at least 450 pounds run across the road in front of me last week.

I'm thinking about getting back into archery after a shoulder injury a couple of years ago. Any suggestions for a decent bow in the $500 range? I don't plan to bow hunt this season but definitely planning to practice for fall 2021. Muzzle loader will kick the season off for me unless I go drop a doe on my buddy's property in PWC (battlefield area) sooner...probably going to hold off on that though and swing by his property a couple of times once the rut is in full swing.
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for those that hunt in a cwd county, what do you do to comply with the carcass transfer restrictions? are you supposed to skin and bone-out the deer in the county where you killed it and then you still can't take the head home? i guess you have to take it to a taxidermist that is in the same county????? how does all of that work?
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(07-06-2020, 11:34 PM)Carcass Wrote: for those that hunt in a cwd county, what do you do to comply with the carcass transfer restrictions? are you supposed to skin and bone-out the deer in the county where you killed it and then you still can't take the head home? i guess you have to take it to a taxidermist that is in the same county????? how does all of that work?


You have to quarter the deer up. Can’t take the spine or head. Yeah it is a real pain in the ass. It started for me last year at my MD spots. Only good thing is that both of them have places I can hang a deer to skin and quarter it. Plus I found a good taxidermist with reasonable prices close to both spots I can call and drop off a head if I need too.

Now I need to figure out for Loudoun at the winery I hunt. No place I can quarter a deer and leave everything I can’t transport. Then I also have to find a taxidermist and Lee’s in the Plains isn’t going to be it. I don’t expect to shoot a buck big enough to mount at the winery but you never know. Still I need to figure out what to do with the hide, skull, rib cage and spine once quartered.


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i know that some counties have dumpster stations where residents can dispose of their trash. however, the dumpster stations are restricted for use by residents of that county only and don't allow out of town hunters to use them. Perhaps the landowner's rights will get you access to the dumpster stations.
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Carcass. I don’t even know where those would be in that area.

It really has become a major hassle.


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Why don't you ask the winery if they have a dumpster that you can use?
Use a couple of industrial size/strength garbage/refuse bags.
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I know they don’t have one. Owner hauls put trash to somewhere in his truck


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