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Sculling for waterfowl in VA

PostPosted: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:07:03
by joemac
Like the title says is it permissible to hunt waterfowl by paddle craft in VA waters? Specifically Sculling.

Re: Sculling for waterfowl in VA

PostPosted: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:38:52
by wally626
Prohibited things

Shoot a rifle or pistol at wild birds or animals on or over the public inland waters of the state. However, licensed trappers may shoot a .22 caliber rimfire rifle or pistol on or over public inland waters for the purpose of dispatching trapped animals.

Carry a loaded rifle or pistol on a boat or other floating device on public inland waters for hunting wild birds or animals.

Kill or attempt to kill any deer while in a boat or other type of watercraft.

From General Hunting Regulations DoF.virginia.gov

So looks like no on public waterways. Might be OK on private water if not hunting deer. I would certainly read all the regs before doing so on private water, I might have missed something

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Re: Sculling for waterfowl in VA

PostPosted: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:41:58
by wally626
Auto correct, should be DGF.virginia.gov

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Re: Sculling for waterfowl in VA

PostPosted: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:27:16
by OakRidgeStars
Va Department of Game & Inland Fisheries http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/

Re: Sculling for waterfowl in VA

PostPosted: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:45:01
by PeterK
Hmm... Rifle and pistol, but not shotgun?
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Re: Sculling for waterfowl in VA

PostPosted: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:03:57
by TScottW99
Yes, you can hunt waterfowl from a paddle craft. You can also hunt them from a craft with a motor, however before you shoot the engine must be off and can have no forward movement.


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Re: Sculling for waterfowl in VA

PostPosted: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:48:11
by dorminWS
TScottW99 wrote:Yes, you can hunt waterfowl from a paddle craft. You can also hunt them from a craft with a motor, however before you shoot the engine must be off and can have no forward movement.


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I do believe that's what I've been told in the past, come to think of it.