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Posted at 8:33 AM ET, 08/27/2010

Va. to ban feeding of deer through January

By Washington Post editors

Starting Sept. 1, feeding deer will be illegal in Virginia.

The annual prohibition runs through the first Saturday in January.

The state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says the ban is intended to curb the negative consequences of feeding deer, such as unnaturally increasing population numbers. That can lead to damage to natural habitats, disease transmission and human-deer conflicts, including vehicle collisions with the large animals.

Besides the September-to-January feeding ban, it is now illegal to feed deer all year in Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren counties.

The feeding ban in those four counties is part of the department's chronic wasting disease management plan established in April.

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2010; 8:33 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Comments

Big government at it again. They should make it illegal for the dear to eat my tomato and peppers out of the garden... punishable by death!

Posted by: good1 | August 27, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

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