ROANOKE,Va — Comment period on VDGIF’s moratorium on elk hunting ends Monday September 20th.
The public comment period was put in place last month after the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Board unanimously endorsement a plan for elk restoration Buchanan County.
The current law allows elk to be taken and checked in using the hunter’s big game deer tag. The moratorium would ban all elk hunting in Virginia.
The earliest the new regulation could take effect is at the next board meeting on October 5, 2010. The Board will hold a public hearing on the proposal at its meeting on that day 9:00 AM at 4000 West Broad Street, Richmond.
Archery season starts October 2nd, which means elk, would still be legal the first few days for bow hunters.
Written comments should be submitted online at www.dgif.virginia.gov, or may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mailed to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Attn. Policy Analyst and Regulatory Coordinator, 4016 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230, and received no later than September 20, 2010.