Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
Persons holding animals listed in subsection G of this section in Virginia for
the purpose of recreational shooting must make application for and obtain an
annual shooting enclosure license from the Virginia Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services (VDACS). A topographic map showing the boundaries of the
fenced shooting enclosure and a contingency plan that they are capable of
executing, specifying how they will eradicate and control any disease outbreak
or recover escaped animals must accompany the application for a
B. Applicants must state
on the application that the shooting enclosure complies with all county and
city ordinances and statutes.
license shall be issued without prior inspection and approval from a
representative of VDACS. The applicant must contact the regional veterinary
supervisor in the respective region to schedule an appointment for the
D. A one-time
application fee plus an annual license fee as set forth in § 3.2-6038 of
the Code of Virginia will be required of each licensee.
E. Operators of a shooting enclosure shall be
liable for all costs incurred by any person, city, county, the Commonwealth of
Virginia or federal government, resulting from escape of animals or disease
eradication or control efforts resulting from animals confined to or escaped
from the shooting enclosure.
Operators of shooting enclosures must notify VDACS Regional Veterinary
Supervisor within 24 hours of first discovering a diseased, dead, or escaped
animal; and the carcass must be submitted to the nearest VDACS regional
laboratory for necropsy.
allowed under a shooting enclosure permit are restricted to the following:
1. Goats: Ibex (Capra ibex), Iranian Ibex (C.
hircus), Angora (C. hircus);
Sheep: Four-horned or Jacob's (Ovis aries), Black Hawaiian (O. musimon),
Corsican (O. corsican), Merino (O. aries), Mouflon (O. musimon); and
3. Swine: Swine (Sus scrofa).
H. A shooting enclosure shall have
a minimum of 100 adjoining acres. The applicant shall own or have the area
under written lease. Shooting enclosures not contiguous with each other shall
be operated under separate licenses.
2 Va. Admin.
Derived from Virginia
Register Volume 14, Issue 19, eff. July 8, 1998; amended, Virginia Register
Volume 25, Issue 11, eff. March 4, 2009.
§ 3.2-6039 of the Code of Virginia.