CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Raymond E. Graham, Cedar Run District Supervisor

November 13, 2008

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

County Administration  

Topic: 

A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County Supporting the Strategies Proposed by the Stakeholder Advisory Committee Related to Hunting with Hounds in Virginia

Topic Description:

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is currently studying the use of Hunting with Hounds in Virginia.  In order to complete that study, the Department created a Stakeholder Advisory Committee.  The Committee consists of representatives from various hunting groups, private landowners, law enforcement, and other recreational-related individuals.  The Stakeholder Advisory Committee focused on concerns related to hound trespass, the right-to-retrieve, hunting from the road, and the violations of existing laws.  The Stakeholder Advisory Committee has issued a series of recommended strategies, which are attached to this agenda request.  The County has been requested to adopt a resolution supporting and recommending these strategies to the Committee.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Senator Richard H. Stuart
Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel
Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter
Delegate Mark L. Cole
Delegate Clifford L. Athey, Jr.
Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Hunters with Hounds
Landowners

Attachment:

Proposed Strategies of the Hunting with Hounds in Virginia Stakeholder Advisory Committee

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