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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 29.1-305 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 29.1-305. Special license for hunting bear, deer and turkey; authority of Board to create bear, deer, and turkey licenses.
A. A special license is required for hunting bear, deer, and turkey in
Commonwealth, which shall be in addition to the license
required to hunt other game. The fee for the special license shall be $12 for a
resident age 16 or older, $7.50 for a resident under the age of 16, and $60 for
a nonresident 16 years of age or older, $15 for a nonresident 12 years of age
to 15 years of age, and $12 for a nonresident younger than 12 years of age.
B. The Board may create
special license licenses for the hunting of (i) bear, (ii) deer, and (iii) turkey
in this the
Commonwealth. The fee for such a special license to
hunt bear shall be $25 for residents and $150 for
nonresidents. The fee for such a
special license to hunt deer or to hunt turkey
shall not exceed the amount charged to purchase a state
resident hunting license under subdivision
2 of § 29.1-303
or to purchase a state nonresident hunting
license under subdivision 3 of § 29.1-303.
A person who obtains a separate
special license for hunting bear,
deer, or turkey shall
also be required to obtain the state resident license or state nonresident
license pursuant to § 29.1-303. If a separate special license licenses to hunt bear is, deer, and
turkey are established by the Board,
the special license required in subsection A shall authorize
the hunting of deer and turkey only no longer be provided.
license to hunt bear, deer and turkey or, if authorized by the Board, the
license separate special
licenses to hunt bear, deer or turkey may be obtained from the clerk or agent of any county or
city whose duty it is to sell hunting licenses. CD. The Board may subsequently
revise the cost of licenses set forth in this section pursuant to § 29.1-103.