Keeping Deer Wild in Virginia April 30, 2012 Virginia

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Keeping Deer Wild in Virginia April 30, 2012 Virginia, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
... people find white-tailed deer beautiful and wish to rescue or keep them as pets. However, keeping wild deer is ... illegal ... it is illegal for individuals to hold or confine deer or other wild animals without a permit (Code of Virginia §29.1- 5214 VAC 15-30-40). The only facilities allowed to possess native or exotic deer in the state are permitted by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) for research, educational, or rehabilitation purposes ...

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