Sec. 27-67.3. Bow hunting.
(a) The provisions of Section 27-67 shall not apply when discharging an arrow from a bow for the purposes of deer hunting within the city limits during the Early Special Urban Archery Season, the Early Special Archery Season, the Full General Firearms Deer Season or the Late Special Archery Season, as designated in regulations promulgated by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, under the following conditions:
(1) The landowner has applied for an annual permit from the chief of police to use his property for this purpose. The permit shall be granted by the chief of police or his designee if the application meets the requirements of this section, and
(2) The landowner has agreed to allow the city’s wildlife management specialists on his property to cull deer under the conditions set forth in a memorandum of understanding with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. A copy of the memorandum of understanding between the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the city shall be kept in the police department and shall be available for review upon request. It shall be the responsibility of any landowner applying for a permit to review the memorandum of understanding and become familiar with its requirements.
(3) Any person discharging a bow as set forth above shall, at all times, while engaged in such activity, have in his possession written permission from the landowner to discharge such a weapon on his premises, and
(4) All hunting must be done in compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the rules and regulations of the board of game and inland fisheries, and
(b) Discharge of a bow will be from an elevated position located at least twelve (12) feet above the ground.
(c) No person shall discharge a bow from, over or across any street, sidewalk, alley, roadway or public land or public place within the city limits or toward any building or dwelling in such a manner that an arrow may strike it.
(d) No person shall hunt deer in the city by use of dog or dogs.
(e) Any person engaging in deer hunting must comply with any conditions and restrictions imposed by the chief of police as part of the permit. (Ord. No. O-02-124, 6-25-02; Ord. No. O-02-126, 7-9-02; Ord. No. O-02-157, 8-13-02; Ord. No. O-02-162, 9-10-02; Ord. No. O-10-107, 9-14-10)
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