ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

CODE OF ORDINANCES

 
112 W. Main Street
Orange, Virginia 22960

Chapter 42 - Offenses

Secs. 42-1—42-30. - Reserved.

 

Sec. 42-31. - Possession of loaded firearms prohibited.

(a)  Pursuant to the authority of Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1209.1, it shall be unlawful for any person to carry or have in his possession, for the purpose of hunting, while on any part of a public highway within the county a loaded firearm when such person is not authorized to hunt on the private property on both sides of the highway along which he is standing or walking. This section shall not apply to persons carrying loaded firearms in moving vehicles, or for purposes other than hunting, or to persons acting at the time in defense of persons or property.

(b)  Any persons violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $100.00 for each such violation.

    (Ord. of 12-13-2011 - Ordinance # 111213-PH1-A)


Sec. 42-32. - Possession during open deer season.

(a)  Pursuant to the authority of Code of Virginia, § 15.2-915.2, it shall, during open deer season in the county, be unlawful for any person to transport, possess or carry a loaded shotgun or loaded rifle in any vehicle on any public street, road or highway within the county. This section shall not apply to duly authorized law enforcement officers or military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, nor to any person who reasonably believes that a loaded shotgun or loaded rifle is necessary for his personal safety in the course of his employment or business.

(b)  Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $100.00 for each such violation.

    (Ord. of 4-14-1992, § 3)

 

Sec. 42-33. - Hunting game birds or animals near highways.

(a)  Pursuant to the authority of Code of Virginia, § 29.1-526, it shall be unlawful to hunt with a firearm any game bird or game animal while the hunting is on or within 100 yards of any primary or secondary highway in the county. For the purpose of this section, the term "hunt" shall not include the necessary crossing of such highways for the bona fide purpose of going into or leaving a lawful hunting area.

(b)  Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor and shall be subject to punishment as provided in section 1-15

    (Ord. of 4-14-1992, § 4)


Sec. 42-34. - Enforcement.

Game wardens, sheriffs and all other law enforcement officers shall have the power to enforce this article.

    (Ord. of 4-14-1992, § 5)