Board of Game and Inland Fisheries Meeting

Friday, February 27, 2009 - 9:00:00 AM

The Board of Game and Inland Fisheries will meet and intends to propose amendments to regulations governing game wildlife, hunting, and trapping as part of the 2008-2009 Hunting and Trapping Periodic Regulation Review and Amendment Process. At the October 23, 2008 Board meeting staff presented hunting and trapping regulatory issues, and a public discussion period on regulatory issues was held from early November 2008 to early January 2009. At the February 27 Board meeting Department staff will present proposal-stage recommendations for hunting and trapping regulatory amendments, the Board will again solicit and hear comments from the public, and the Board will propose regulations or regulation amendments. Any Board-proposed hunting and trapping regulatory actions will then be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations, posted on the internet at, and summaries advertised in newspapers. A public comment period on any proposed regulations will be offered from March 11 - May 11, 2009. Board adoption of any hunting and trapping regulations or regulation amendments as final will take place at the June 2, 2009 Board meeting, with such regulations to be effective during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 hunting and trapping seasons. Additional information on the regulatory review and amendment process, including information on public meetings, is available on the Department website ( The Board is exempted from the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4002 of the Code of Virginia) in promulgating wildlife management regulations, including the length of seasons, bag limits and methods of take set on the wildlife resources within the Commonwealth of Virginia; promulgates boating regulations under the authority of § 29.1-701(E) of the Code of Virginia; and publishes all proposed and final regulations as required by § 2.2-4031 of the Code of Virginia. The Board will receive staff's presentation of the Quail Action Plan. The Board will: take final action to approve the Revised Board Governance Manual; approve the meeting minutes of the October 23, 2008 Board Meeting; receive a report on the 2009 General Assembly and hear Committee Reports; hear public comments on non-agenda items; may discuss general and administrative issues; and may hold a closed session at some time during the meeting. For further information, please contact Board Secretary, Beth Drewery at (804) 367-9149 or by email at

Listen to this meeting

Title Length Size
Call to Order 00:06:44 3.1 MB
Recognition of Employees and Others 00:07:43 3.6 MB
Approval of Minutes and Board Governance Manual 00:01:44 816 KB
Quail Action Plan 00:46:59 21.6 MB
Regulation Proposals, Part 1 01:13:30 33.7 MB
Regulation Proposals, Part 2 01:13:30 33.7 MB
Regulation Proposals, Part 3 01:13:30 33.7 MB
Regulation Proposals, Part 4 00:04:02 1.9 MB
Closed Session Motion 00:02:04 975 KB
Various Motions 00:08:47 4.1 MB
Committee Reports 00:02:18 1.1 MB
Legislative Update 00:04:05 1.9 MB
Remainder of Meeting 00:26:12 12.0 MB

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Various Motions

Meeting Minutes