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What is the legality of shooting squirrel on my property in

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what is the legality of shooting squirrel on my property in new kent county va, using a pellet rifle, the squirrels being a nuisance; and does the basis of the squirrels being a nuisance possibly bypass squirrel hunting season?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.


This is Samuel. It could be charged as a misdemeanor crime to harvest out of season - and no a Nuisance squirrel will not exempt you. The good news is Spring Season is around the corner and opens June 4 -

Spring Season June 4 through 18, 2016: During the Spring Season: Gray and red squirrels may be harvested statewide, unless otherwise posted, and on the following wildlife management areas: Amelia, Big Survey, Big Woods, Briery Creek, Cavalier, Chickahominy, Dick Cross, Doe Creek, Fairystone (including Fairystone State Park and Philpott Reservoir), Featherfin, Gathright, Goshen, Hardware River, Havens, Highland, Hog Island (Carlisle Tract only), Horsepen, James River, Lake Robertson, Little North Mountain, Mattaponi, Merrimac Farm, Pettigrew, Phelps, Powhatan (including the Goochland Tract), Rapidan, Short Hills, Stewarts Creek, G. ***** *****, Turkeycock Mountain, and White Oak Mountain.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. Good hunting!