Use the trail wisely, wear bright colors, put blaze orange on your dogs, and call this number-1-800-237-5712- if folks are hunting where they shouldn’t be. Read all the regulations below.
Also, as you are out hiking and biking (or hunting) keep a lookout for anything suspicious that could be tied to Hannah Grahams disappearance.
From the Albemarle County Police Department:
With the start of hunting season, we are asking all hunters to help in the search for Hannah Graham. Please let us know if you see anything suspicious while you are in the woods and hunting on rural land. Call the tip line at 434-295-3851 or email tips to CPDtips@charlottesville.org.
In addition to that plea, please see the press release below from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries regarding a change to hunting laws. Legislators lifted the ban on Sunday hunting but there are a few restrictions. Please read below for more information from the DGIF.
As the fall season approaches, that not only brings leaves, but also the start of hunting season. The 2014-15 hunting season officially begins Saturday, October 4th with archery season.
We would like to remind Albemarle County residents about a significant change to hunting laws this year. During the last General Assembly session, legislators lifted the ban on Sunday hunting; however, they did impose a few restrictions. Hunters choosing to hunt on Sunday are not permitted to hunt within 200 yards of a house of worship, must hunt on private lands with written permission and cannot use dogs to hunt deer or bear (certain previously permitted small game may still be hunted by aid of dogs on Sunday).
This year’s hunting season will take adjustment by hunters and County residents alike. If you have a concern about illegal hunting, please feel free to call the Virginia Conservation Police at the phone numbers below.
Wildlife Crimeline: 1-800-237-5712 (for in progress wildlife/hunting-related crime)
Finally, Conservation Police Officers want to remind hunters and outdoor recreationists to wear blaze orange while hunting or other bright visible colors while participating in outdoor activities during the hunting season.