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Notice of Public Hearing
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Va. Code § 15.2-1427, the Sussex County Board of will hold a Public Hearing

The meeting will be held at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:00p.m. in the Sussex Elementary School Gymnasium located at 21392 Sussex Drive, Stony Creek, Virginia 23882 on the following ordinance being proposed for adoption:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE SUSSEX COUNTY CODE § 46-225, CHAPTER 4, ANIMALS, ARTICLE V. GAME AND FIREARM, TO ALLOW THAT A PERSON MAY USE A RIFLE IN ADDITION TO A MUZZLE LOADING RIFLE TO HUNT BIG GAME DURING THE REGULAR HUNTING SEASON ONLY AS FOLLOWS: ( 1) THE RIFLE IS 0.23 CALIBER OR LARGER, (2) THE PERSON SHALL HUNT ONLY FROM AN ELEVATED STAND AT LEAST TEN (10) FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL; UNLESS THE HUNTER OBTAINS THE DISABLED HUNTER EXEMPTION AS PROVIDED BY VIRGINIA CODE § 29.1-528.2 OR OTHER APPLICABLE STATE LAW; (3) THE RIFLE MAY HAVE A ROUND IN ITS CHAMBER ONLY WHEN IT IS ON THE ELEVATED STAND; AND (4) THE PERSON FIRST OBTAINS WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE LANDOWNER; AND THE PERSON COMPLIES WITH ALL SAFETY AND OTHER REGULATIONS OF THE SUSSEX COUNTY CODE AND THE VIRGlNIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDIFE RESOURCES

A copy of the proposed ordinance or amendment to ordinance will be available at the County Administration office located 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex, Virginia 23884. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All interested parties are invited to attend.
Authorized by:
Richard Douglas
County Administrator

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