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WEST virginia legislature

2018 regular session

ENROLLED

Committee Substitute

for

House Bill 2696

By Delegates Hamilton, R. Romine, A. Evans, Eldridge, Wagner, Rowan, Wilson, Love and Frich

[Passed March 3, 2018; in effect ninety days from passage.]

AN ACT to amend and reenact §20-2-42a, §20-2-42q, §20-2-42s and §20-2-42v of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to crossbow hunting; clarifying that the use of crossbows with Class A hunting and trapping license during big game seasons requires additional licenses, stamps or permits (with exception of buck firearms seasons); permitting crossbow hunting with Class RB and Class RRB licenses; permitting crossbow hunting with Class UU licenses; and permitting crossbow hunting with Class BG stamp. Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


 ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.

§20-2-42a. Class A resident hunting and trapping license.


A Class A license is a resident hunting and trapping license and entitles the licensee to hunt and trap all legal species of wild animals and wild birds in all counties of the state, except, big game as provided in §20-2-42v of this code, and except as prohibited by rules of the Director or Natural Resources Commission and when additional licenses, stamps, or permits are required. It shall be issued only to residents or aliens lawfully residing in the United States who have been domiciled residents of West Virginia for a period of 30 consecutive days or more immediately prior to the date of their application for a license. The fee for the license is $18. This is a base license and does not require the purchase of a prerequisite license to participate in the activities specified in this section, except as noted.

§20-2-42q. Class RB resident and Class RRB nonresident archery deer hunting stamp for an additional deer.


The Director may issue a Class RB resident and a Class RRB nonresident archery deer hunting stamp when considered essential for the proper management of the wildlife resources. This stamp allows the licensee to hunt and take an additional deer during the deer archery or crossbow seasons as designated by the director. The fee for a Class RB stamp is $20 and the fee for a Class RRB stamp is $35. The director may propose rules for promulgation in accordance with §29A-3-1 et seq. of this code governing the issuance and use of these stamps. These stamps require that the licensee purchase the appropriate base license before participating in the activities specified in this section.

§20-2-42s. Class UU nonresident archery deer hunting stamp.


A Class UU stamp is a nonresident archery deer hunting stamp and entitles the licensee to hunt and take deer with a bow during the archery deer season or with a crossbow in the crossbow deer season in all counties of the state, except as prohibited by the rules of the Director or Natural Resources Commission. The fee for a Class UU stamp is $30. The stamp, issued in a form prescribed by the director, is in addition to a Class E license. This stamp requires that the licensee purchase the appropriate base license before participating in the activities specified in this section.

§20-2-42v. Class BG resident big game stamp.


A Class BG stamp is a resident big game stamp and entitles the Class A licensee to hunt deer during the deer archery, crossbow, and muzzleloader seasons, and bear, wild turkey, and wild boar during the respective seasons, except as prohibited by rules of the Director or Natural Resources Commission: Provided, That the licensee possesses all other required permits and stamps. The fee for the stamp is $10. The stamp, issued in a form prescribed by the director, shall be in addition to a Class A license. This stamp requires that the licensee purchase the appropriate base license before participating in the activities specified in this section.


 

 

 

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