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Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Dances With Wolves ()
Date: April 09, 2019 03:35PM

Any problems with shooting a fox in your own yard using a .22? Even if it took 2 additional head shots to kill it after it went down? Asking for a friend.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Code ()
Date: April 09, 2019 03:43PM

§ 6-1-2. Hunting or discharge of firearms in certain places prohibited; exceptions

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot any firearm in any areas of the County that are so heavily populated as to make such conduct dangerous to the inhabitants thereof, which areas are designated in Appendix J to the Fairfax County Code. Firearms may lawfully be discharged in those areas that are exempted in Appendix J to the Fairfax County Code so long as the firearms are discharged on a Parcel of Land that is posted with signs giving reasonable notice that firearms are in use on that Parcel of Land and that no trespassing is allowed. Such signs shall be placed where they can reasonably be seen. However, if firearms are in use on only a portion of any Parcel of Land which meets the acreage and other requirements of the term "Parcel of Land," as defined by Section 6-1-1, then only that portion of that Parcel of Land on which firearms are used shall be posted with signs.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt with a firearm any bird or game animal on or within 100 yards from any primary or secondary highway. A violation of this Subsection shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.

(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot or hunt with a firearm on any public school ground or any public park or on any area within 100 yards of any public school ground or public park. It shall be unlawful for any person who is hunting with a loaded firearm to traverse any public school ground or public park or to be within 100 yards from any such school ground or park. A violation of this Subsection shall be punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor. This Subsection shall not prohibit either (i) the lawful possession of a firearm when such firearm is carried for purposes of personal safety or (ii) the lawful possession of a firearm on a public highway within 100 yards of any public school ground or public park. Nothing in this Subsection shall apply to: (i) recreational shooting on gun ranges at any public school operated by or with the approval of that school; (ii) recreational shooting on gun ranges at any public park operated by or with the approval of the owner of the park; (iii) shooting of a starting pistol at an athletic event on any public school grounds or public park and which is conducted with the approval granted by the owner of that school or park property; or (iv) lands within a national or state park or forest, or wildlife management area.

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt with a shotgun loaded with slugs. A violation of this Subsection shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.

(e) Except for those persons who are on a Parcel of Land that is exempted in Appendix J and who hunt with shotguns loaded with multiple ball shot, it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt with a firearm which has a barrel caliber larger than a nominal 0.224 inches or to hunt with a firearm and ammunition combination having a muzzle energy greater than a .22 caliber rimfire cartridge. A violation of this Subsection shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.

(f) It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm from or across any highway, sidewalk or any public land except on a properly constructed target range.

(g) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsections (a) through (f) of this Section, the following acts shall not be violations of this Section:

(1) (Reserved.)

(2) (Reserved.)

(3) (Reserved.)

(4) Shooting or discharge of any firearm by any law enforcement officer acting in the performance of the duties of a law enforcement agency. For the purposes of this Section the term "law enforcement officer" includes any person defined as a law enforcement officer pursuant to Virginia Code § 9.1-101 and any animal control officer acting in the performance of his or her duty.

(5) Discharge of any firearm in an entirely indoor target range, provided that adequate provisions are made to retain within the structure all projectiles discharged.

(6) Discharge of any firearm for the purpose of protecting any person from death or great bodily harm.

(7) Discharge of any firearm or starting pistol loaded with a blank cartridge, or other ammunition, not resulting in the expulsion of a projectile or projectiles.

(8) Discharge of any firearm (i) pursuant to a permit issued in accordance with Virginia Code § 29.1-529, if the discharge is on land that contains at least five acres and is zoned for agricultural use; or (ii) pursuant to authorization issued in accordance with 4 VAC 15-40-240 by the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

(9) Shooting or discharge of a firearm by any representative of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in the performance of duty for scientific collection or wildlife management purposes. (5-19-60, § 2; 9-14-60; 9-5-62; 9-7-66; 10-26-66; 6-25-69; 8-4-71; 1961 Code, § 28-2; 2-74-28; 8-83-6; 43-93-6, § 1; 21-94-6; 39-96-6, § 1; 24-04-6; 20-11-6.)

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Code ()
Date: April 09, 2019 03:45PM

§ 6-1-2.1. Discharge of pneumatic guns in certain places prohibited; exceptions
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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot a pneumatic gun in any areas of the County that are so heavily populated as to make such conduct dangerous to the inhabitants thereof, which areas are designated in Appendix J to the Fairfax County Code. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following acts are not prohibited by this Section:

(1) Use of pneumatic guns at facilities approved for shooting ranges;

(2) Use of pneumatic guns on other property where firearms may be discharged;

(3) Use of pneumatic guns on or within private property with the permission of the owner or legal possessor thereof when conducted with reasonable care to prevent a projectile from crossing the bounds of the property;

(4) Shooting or discharge of a pneumatic gun by any law enforcement officer acting in the performance of the duties of a law enforcement agency. For the purposes of this Section the term "law enforcement officer" includes any person defined as a law enforcement officer pursuant to Virginia Code § 9.1-101 and any animal control officer acting in the performance of his or her duty; and

(5) Shooting or discharge of a pneumatic gun by any representative of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in the performance of duty for scientific collection or wildlife management purposes.

(b) Whenever any minor below the age of 16 uses any pneumatic gun, the minor must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or other adult supervisor approved by the minor's parent or guardian. Any minor using any pneumatic gun shall be responsible for obeying all laws, regulations and restrictions governing such use at all times. Violation of this Section shall constitute a Class 3 misdemeanor. (21-94-6; 39-96-6, § 1; 24-04-6; 20-11-6; 31-11-6.)

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Code ()
Date: April 09, 2019 03:50PM

TL/DR: Use an air gun in a safe way.


Better Idea: Just leave the fucking foxes alone.


Disclaimer: Unless it's rabid or otherwise an immediate danger, which will be extraordinarily rare, so just leave the fucking foxes alone.


Disclaimer 2: This doesn't consider VA hunting regulations which also may apply so just leave the fucking foxes alone.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Best idea... ()
Date: April 09, 2019 04:06PM

Get rid of your stupid guns, loser.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Mantutian ()
Date: April 09, 2019 04:50PM

Traps and gun fire are too much for my neighbors. We have used poison with enormous success.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Better Idea... ()
Date: April 09, 2019 05:50PM

Best idea... Wrote:
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> Get rid of your stupid guns, loser.

Come over and get them, soy boy.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Dances With Wolves ()
Date: April 09, 2019 06:16PM

Word has it that a fox will fit into a trash bag and then a dumpster.

So what I see above is that property shall be posted (a Post-It on a tree?) and it looks like a .223 is permissible. The incident allegedly happened around 3:30am and subsonic .22 was used as to not wake the neighbors. (And that’s what was available) Two foxes were seen cornering and attacking a neighborhood cat under a deck. One was ultimately terminated and the other was likely wounded before fleeing.

My friend will appreciate the input.

One more question. How hard is it to skin a fox? Just in case there’s another.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Jail bait ()
Date: April 09, 2019 06:31PM

Call Animal Control and ask them. They love reading the law to punk-ass jerks like you.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Lt. Col Kilgore ()
Date: April 09, 2019 07:02PM

Call in an airstrike, and nape the little fucker!
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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Dances With Wolves ()
Date: April 10, 2019 03:07PM

Good news! The cat involved has been seen and appears unharmed.

The dumpster where the fox may or may not have been disposed of has been emptied.

Good times!

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: DiDIGetThatRight ()
Date: April 11, 2019 05:48PM

Code Wrote:
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> (3) Use of pneumatic guns on or within private
> property with the permission of the owner or legal
> possessor thereof when conducted with reasonable
> care to prevent a projectile from crossing the
> bounds of the property;



Translation?

Position yourself directly over the animal, direct your gun towards the ground, shoot into the ground?

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Jerry L ()
Date: April 11, 2019 05:52PM

Best idea... Wrote:
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> Get rid of your stupid guns, loser.

This remark is a sad testimony to your substantially diminished intelligence. You should stick to things such a coloring since thoughtful commentary seems to be something you are incapable of.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Jerry L ()
Date: April 11, 2019 05:55PM

Jail bait Wrote:
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> Call Animal Control and ask them. They love
> reading the law to punk-ass jerks like you.


You excel at ignorant commentary. Must be your crepuscular intellect. Do you feed from a bowl on the floor?

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Grig ()
Date: April 12, 2019 02:33AM

Professional hunting involves the presence of high-quality equipment and devices. The most effective hunting is hunting at night. You can read more about night vision devices and how it works to produce large prey, such as wild boar or deer.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: EKEVH ()
Date: April 12, 2019 05:36AM

Foxes are not on the nuisance animal list in VA.

Tread carefully.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Problem Appears Solved ()
Date: April 12, 2019 05:54PM

EKEVH Wrote:
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> Foxes are not on the nuisance animal list in VA.
>
> Tread carefully.

In the case cited the foxes were clearly a nuisance and on private property.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: just saying... ()
Date: April 12, 2019 06:36PM

Grig Wrote:
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> Professional hunting involves the presence of
> high-quality equipment and devices. The most
> effective hunting is hunting at night. You can href="https://www.prgdefense.com/">read more
> about night vision devices and how it works to
> produce large prey, such as wild boar or deer.


hunting deer at night is poaching. You wouldn't be the first poacher I turned in, won't be the last either

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: DMBSHT ()
Date: April 12, 2019 06:38PM

Problem Appears Solved Wrote:
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> EKEVH Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Foxes are not on the nuisance animal list in
> VA.
> >
> > Tread carefully.
>
> In the case cited the foxes were clearly a
> nuisance and on private property.

that's not how that law works, I have no doubt you will learn that the hard way

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Reality Is ()
Date: April 14, 2019 09:29AM

DMBSHT Wrote:
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> Problem Appears Solved Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > EKEVH Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Foxes are not on the nuisance animal list in
> > VA.
> > >
> > > Tread carefully.
> >
> > In the case cited the foxes were clearly a
> > nuisance and on private property.
>
> that's not how that law works, I have no doubt you
> will learn that the hard way

Shoot. Shovel. Shut up.

Might be harder with a 300# deer, but a fox is quick and easy. As someone stated above, they fit in trash bags and are a quick drop off in the nearest dumpster. A surpressed .22 makes no more than a click when fired. An AR or 9mm would get too much unwanted attention in the subdivision. Sounds like OP’s friend did it right.

What’s your complaint? Are you just an obsessive rule follower?

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Rocky and ... ()
Date: April 16, 2019 05:45PM

Might this apply to that damned squirrel at Pan Am?

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: stating the obvious ()
Date: April 16, 2019 10:51PM

Rocky and ... Wrote:
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> Might this apply to that damned squirrel at Pan
> Am?


No. Unlike that damned squirrel, this fox story is just that. Most likely by a 12 year old that has played too much CoD.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Florcruz? ()
Date: April 17, 2019 12:02AM

Rocky and ... Wrote:
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> Might this apply to that damned squirrel at Pan
> Am?


Just wondering if this applies to Badgers?

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Badgers? ()
Date: April 17, 2019 12:31PM

Florcruz? Wrote:
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> Rocky and ... Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Might this apply to that damned squirrel at Pan
> > Am?
>
>
> Just wondering if this applies to Badgers?

Badgers? We don’t need no stinkin’ badgers!

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Calvin ()
Date: April 17, 2019 03:47PM

Related issue - can I use an airgun to shoot nuisance birds in my backyard? Or squirrels?

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: You don't understand nature ()
Date: April 17, 2019 07:48PM

Dances With Wolves Wrote:
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> Word has it that a fox will fit into a trash bag
> and then a dumpster.
>
> So what I see above is that property shall be
> posted (a Post-It on a tree?) and it looks like a
> .223 is permissible. The incident allegedly
> happened around 3:30am and subsonic .22 was used
> as to not wake the neighbors. (And that’s what
> was available) Two foxes were seen cornering and
> attacking a neighborhood cat under a deck. One was
> ultimately terminated and the other was likely
> wounded before fleeing.
>
> My friend will appreciate the input.
>
> One more question. How hard is it to skin a fox?
> Just in case there’s another.

So your justification for targeting a predator that is indigenous to this area is because it is about to eliminate an invasive apex predator (your neighbors cat) that devistates the local environment....you should have shot your neighbors cat instead...and pump one in your neighbors ass too for being an asshole and letting his cat outside.

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Updates? ()
Date: April 19, 2019 08:09PM

Are there any updates other than the one above from a poster who fantasizes about pumping ass?

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Look, A Squirrel! ()
Date: April 22, 2019 02:55PM

EKEVH Wrote:
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> Foxes are not on the nuisance animal list in VA.
>
> Tread carefully.

What is on the list? Squirrels?

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Re: Nuisance Animal Control
Posted by: Real Question ()
Date: April 24, 2019 02:58PM

Ok, everything else aside. Is a permit needed to remove nuisance animals or must the county do it? If the former, what is the largest that can be taken. My son offered to do this but I want to make sure.

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