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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
APPLICATION FOR DOG FIELD TRIAL PERMIT (5 – DOGT)
(Under Authority of §29.1-417 & §29.1-422 of the Code of Virginia)
Non-refundable Application Fee: $25.00 per event
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
Check type of event desired:
____ Bird Dog ____ Fox Hound ____ Rabbit Dog ____ Squirrel Dog
Name of Club: _______________________________________________________________________
____ Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss
Secretary: ________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
Address
City
State
Zip
Email: _____________________
____Date of Trial: _____________Start Time of Trial: _____________
Date of Birth:
Last 4 of SSN:
Last 4 of Driver’s Lic#:
Location: Private Property, Military Area, Dept. WMA, National Forest, Foxhound Training Preserve (must provide
If Private Property a specific address MUST be provided.
name of preserve) etc.
___________________________________________________ County:_________________________
(of the actual field trial)
What pen-raised species (birds only) are to be released: _____________________________________
(birds obtained from legal permit holder)
Number of Participants: __________ County where club HQ is Located: __________________________
Sanctioned by: ____UKC ____NKC ____PCA ____AKC ____Other:____________________________
Person in Charge of Records: ____________________________________________________________
Field Trial Headquarters: ________________________________________________________________
HQ MUST BE IN VA
Signature _________________________________________ Date _______________________________
Via my signature above, I hereby certify that all entries made on this application are true and complete, that I have read
and understand the permit conditions I have been provided and that the club will apply for and conduct the requested
event as specified in the conditions, and I agree and understand that any falsification of information herein, regardless
of time of discovery, may result in denial or evocation of my permit. Furthermore, I certify that I have obtained
permission from all the landowner(s) on whose property the initial cast will be conducted.
TYPED SIGNATURE IS AUTHORIZED AND BINDING PER CODE OF VIRGINIA §59.1 CHAPTER 42.1 ET
SEQ.
Make checks payable to “Treasurer of Virginia” and return to: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Permits
Section, P. O. Box 3337, Henrico, VA 23228
9/29/2020
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
APPLICATION FOR DOG FIELD TRIAL PERMIT (5 – DOGT)
(Under Authority of §29.1-417 & §29.1-422 of the Code of Virginia)
Non-refundable Application Fee: $25.00 per event
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
Check type of event desired:
____ Bird Dog ____ Fox Hound ____ Rabbit Dog ____ Squirrel Dog
Name of Club: _______________________________________________________________________
____ Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss
Secretary: ________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
Address
City
State
Zip
Email: _____________________
____Date of Trial: _____________Start Time of Trial: _____________
Date of Birth:
Last 4 of SSN:
Last 4 of Driver’s Lic#:
Location: Private Property, Military Area, Dept. WMA, National Forest, Foxhound Training Preserve (must provide
If Private Property a specific address MUST be provided.
name of preserve) etc.
___________________________________________________ County:_________________________
(of the actual field trial)
What pen-raised species (birds only) are to be released: _____________________________________
(birds obtained from legal permit holder)
Number of Participants: __________ County where club HQ is Located: __________________________
Sanctioned by: ____UKC ____NKC ____PCA ____AKC ____Other:____________________________
Person in Charge of Records: ____________________________________________________________
Field Trial Headquarters: ________________________________________________________________
HQ MUST BE IN VA
Signature _________________________________________ Date _______________________________
Via my signature above, I hereby certify that all entries made on this application are true and complete, that I have read
and understand the permit conditions I have been provided and that the club will apply for and conduct the requested
event as specified in the conditions, and I agree and understand that any falsification of information herein, regardless
of time of discovery, may result in denial or evocation of my permit. Furthermore, I certify that I have obtained
permission from all the landowner(s) on whose property the initial cast will be conducted.
TYPED SIGNATURE IS AUTHORIZED AND BINDING PER CODE OF VIRGINIA §59.1 CHAPTER 42.1 ET
SEQ.
Make checks payable to “Treasurer of Virginia” and return to: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Permits
Section, P. O. Box 3337, Henrico, VA 23228
9/29/2020
DOG FIELD TRIAL PERMIT LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND CONDITIONS
A. GENERAL PERMIT CONDITIONS: (See later sections for Department land specifics)
1. A field trial may be defined as an organized event (not training) where live wild or captive-bred
game animals and game birds are hunted as defined in § 29.1-100 which includes the act of or the
attempted act of taking, hunting, trapping, pursuing, chasing, shooting, snaring or netting birds or
animals, and assisting any person who is hunting, trapping or attempting to do so regardless of
whether birds or animals are actually taken. Such events may only take place during the field
trial season defined in 4 VAC 15-290-115 of the Virginia Administrative Code with the
following exception: Foxhound training preserves may hunt confined fox year round within the
permitted enclosures if all participants possess valid hunting licenses. If foxhound training preserves
wish to by-pass the hunting license requirement, they must obtain a dog trial permit which will
only be issued during the field trial season. Events where no live animals are involved will not
require a permit. Event coordinators should contact the Permits Section at (804) 367-0141 to
inquire as to whether a permit is necessary. If non-field trial events wish to use the Department
Wildlife Management Areas, they must contact the Permits Section to request permission to use
the facility. These requests will be submitted to the Regional Wildlife Managers for consideration
if the property has already been scheduled for another event. The field trial headquarters must be
located in in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
2. Under authority of § 29.1-422 of the Code of Virginia, field trials, as defined above, cannot be
held without first obtaining permission from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, and
then only under regulations the Board deems proper.
3. All applicants for field trial permits should be aware of various hunting and trapping seasons and
try to avoid conflicts with open seasons (i.e. muzzleloader, etc.).
4. It is unlawful to hold field trials in Virginia without first obtaining appropriate permission
from the landowner(s) on whose property the initial cast is conducted. A specific address must be
provided for any trials being held on private property.
5. Applications for events must be received thirty (30) days before the event. A separate application
must be filed for each field trial contest.
6. Resident and nonresident participants in an authorized (permitted) trial are not required to have a
hunting license. Exception: During an open season, if wild game is to be shot over or in front of
dogs engaged in such field trials, the person actually shooting must have a license permitting him
to do so (§29.1-422 of the Code of Virginia).
7. In accordance with § 29.1-422 of the Code of Virginia, permits for field trials with dogs may
be authorized by the Department during the period between August 1 to May 31, both dates
inclusive, under conditions and for the species specified in the permit, except that permits for
foxhound field trials held within foxhound training preserves may be authorized by the Department
at any time. (4 VAC 15-290-115 of the Virginia Administrative Code).
8. Dogs are not permitted to come in contact with any animals used in such trials unless the animals
are deceased.
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B. PENALTIES:
A permit holder shall comply with all terms and conditions of any permit issued by the Department of
Wildlife Resources pursuant to 4 VAC 15-290-130 of the Virginia Administrative Code. The penalty for
violation of this section is prescribed by § 29.1-505 of the Code of Virginia, that states that it shall be a
misdemeanor to violate any regulation promulgated pursuant to this title. Any person violating such a
regulation shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor unless another penalty is specified. The Department
may also revoke, suspend or disapprove future applications for failure to comply with the conditions
of the field trial permit.
C. WEAPONS POSSESSION:
During a field trial, it shall be unlawful to either have a shotgun or a rifle ( t o i n c l u d e a
m u z z l e l o a d e r ) in one’s possession when accompanied by a dog in the daytime in the fields, forests
or waters of the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren, and in the
counties east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, except Patrick, at any time except for the periods prescribed
by law to hunt game birds and animals (4 VAC 15-40-60 C., Virginia Administrative Code). The word
possession shall include, but is not limited to, having any bow or firearm in or on one's person, vehicle
or conveyance.
D. POSSESSION AND RELEASE OF WILDLIFE:
1. Captive birds of any species released and immediately shot or recovered during field trials shall
not be considered to be wild birds under Chapter 4 of the Code of Virginia or § 29.1-521 and §29.1-
422 of the Code of Virginia.
2. Individuals are prohibited from releasing captive stocks or offspring to the wild, except as follows:
3. Captive bred and raised Bobwhite quail, Ring-necked pheasant, Hungarian partridge, Chukar, and/or
Mallard duck, including all subspecies, may be released on licensed shooting preserves under
conditions specified for shooting preserves.
4. Captive bred and raised Bobwhite quail, captive bred and raised Ring-necked pheasant, and captive
bred and raised and properly marked Mallard ducks may be released for licensed field trials or
for dog training on private property provided that no other law or regulation prohibits their release
at a specific location or during a specific season. According to the Code of Federal Regulations
(Title 50, § 21.13b), all Mallard ducks possessed in captivity, shall have been physically marked
by at least one of the following methods prior to six (6) weeks of age and all such ducks hatched,
reared, and retained in captivity thereafter shall be so marked prior to reaching six (6) weeks of
age.
a) Removal of the hind toe from the right foot.
b) Pinioning of a wing: Provided, that this method shall be the removal of the metacarpal
bones of one wing or a portion of the metacarpal bones which renders the bird permanently
incapable of flight.
c) Banding of one metatarsus with a seamless metal band.
d) Tattooing of a readily discernible number or letter or combination thereof on the web of one
foot.
5. Pigeons (Rock Doves) are officially listed as nuisance species pursuant to 4 VAC 15-20-160 of
the Virginia Administrative Code. It is legal to hunt/trap nuisance species year round and
accordingly pigeons/ Rock doves may be released and shot in conjunction with field trials. The
release of pigeons/Rock doves at Wildlife Management Areas is prohibited.
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6. Lawfully live-trapped rabbits may be released for restocking purposes in Virginia (4 VAC 15-
200-30) however, rabbits may not be released immediately in front of dogs nor may they be
released on Wildlife Management Areas.
7. Nonnative animals to Virginia (exotic) may not be liberated within the Commonwealth except as
otherwise designated within this section.
E. RECORD KEEPING:
Records at field trial headquarters must be made available to Department representatives at all times and
shall include names of participants, judges and guides. In the field, each judge must have an official score
card containing the names of participants in the cast and the field trial permit number assigned by the
Department dated and signed by the club secretary.
F. OTHER AUTHORITIES:
This permit does not absolve the permittee of any responsibilities or conditions of any other federal, state,
or local laws and regulations.
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RULES GOVERNING BIRD DOG AND RETRIEVER FIELD TRIALS
ON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS
A. AUTHORIZED DATES:
Field trials may be permitted on authorized wildlife management areas from the second weekend in
September through the weekend prior to the opening date of the early special muzzleloading season;
and from the third Monday of firearms deer season through December 22; and from the second weekend
in January through the weekend prior to the Youth Spring Gobbler Hunt Day, all dates inclusive.
B.
AUTHORIZED LOCATIONS:
Bird dog and retriever field trials are permitted on the following two (2) Wildlife Management Areas
(WMA): Dick Cross WMA and C.F. Phelps WMA.
C.
A permit to hold a field trial on a wildlife management area authorizes participants to engage in the
event on the designated field trial course, but it does not convey exclusive use of the field trial course.
Other users, i.e. hunters or wildlife watchers, may also lawfully pursue their respective activities when
a field trial is in progress.
D.
Motorized vehicles are permitted only on roads designated for public use. However, a single truck
displaying a readily visible sign or banner stating “Field Trial Use” may be used to transport dogs and
place authorized pen-reared birds on the designated field trial course. Subject to specific criteria
available from the Permits Section, the field trial manager may also submit a request with the field trial
application for permission to use an electric Other Power Driven Mobility Device (OPDMD) for
mobility-impaired individuals that wish to participate in walking field trials. Individuals requiring the
use of an electric OPDMD should coordinate with the field trial manager. The use of all-terrain vehicles
(ATVs) or any other motor conveyance is strictly prohibited except as noted above.
E.
Reservations to hold field trial events may be made no more than fifteen (15) months in advance of the
scheduled event. Scheduling of approved dates must first be arranged by contacting the respective
supervising Regional Lands and Facilities Manager. For the Dick Cross WMA contact Pete Schula at
the Forest Regional Office @ (434) 525-7522 or by email at
Pete.Schula@dwr.virginia.gov.
For C.F.
Phelps WMA contact Ron Hughes at (540) 295-5698 or by email at
Ron.Hughes@dwr.virginia.gov.
After event dates have been approved by the Lands and Facilities Managers, the applicant must then
submit an Application for Dog Field Trial Permit to the Permits Section at the Henrico Headquarters
at least thirty (30) days in advance of the event.
F.
The Lands and Facilities Manager and WMA staff hold the right to cancel any field trial activity
within five (5) days of a scheduled event due to inclement weather and poor ground conditions.
G.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
H.
All signs, bird carriers, flagging and other litter must be removed from the field trial area by the
permittee before departing the area.
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P. O. Box 3337
Henrico, VA 23228
(804) 367-0141
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