Howdy folks...I am just getting back into hinting. I have a couple questions about hunting in Virginia. Per Virginia's regulation:
Either-sex deer tags (commonly called "buck" tags) may be used on antlered or antlerless deer.
Antlerless only deer tags (commonly called "doe" tags) may only be used on antlerless deer.
This implies that both bucks and does can be used with "either-sex deer tags" right? I think if you got a doe/anterless deer then you apply the doe tags. If you got a buck...you apply the either-sec deer tag. However one thing to keep in mind with this is if you got a anterless deer and apply the either-sex deer tag then you lose the opportunity to get a buck (or at least one of three bucks is lost). Is this how you interpret this? In VA one must get 3 bucks and 3 does...cannot get more than 3 does unless have EAB (earn a buck). Right?
Another part of regulation I am not sure of. I have a friend that has land in southern piedmont Virginia (east of blue ridge) and he will let me hunt it and asks I follow regulations. I checked DGIF and see there are no special regulations for land owners. So for this regulation:
Nov 13 - Jan 1: Either-sex hunting days November 20, November 27, and December 4-January 1: In all areas unless otherwise noted below.
This portion of the regulation implies that both buck and doe can be hunted on these days only. All the other days must be anterless right? Or is it the other way around and All other days must be bucks? From the regulation above...Either-sex is both buck and anterless and this leaves only the anterless tags so this implies that the other days are anterless.
Throw in your comments. I been out of hunting for well over 20 years so thought I'd get some "meat" in the freezer and eat healthy LOL...but I am good for game meats. I am just a bit confused over regulations and know it is easy once some things are cleared up. Also it looks like for "land owners" they still have to follow the regulations of either-sec hunting days and cannot just kill 3 bucks and 3 does on their properties on any day they see these deer?
Thanks for your help guys...hope I get a buck to hand up for you guys!