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§ 18.2-285. Hunting with firearms while under influence of intoxicant ornarcotic drug; penalty.

It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt wildlife with a firearm, bow andarrow, or crossbow in the Commonwealth of Virginia while he is (i) under theinfluence of alcohol; (ii) under the influence of any narcotic drug or anyother self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or anycombination of such drugs, to a degree that impairs his ability to hunt witha firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow safely; or (iii) under the combinedinfluence of alcohol and any drug or drugs to a degree that impairs hisability to hunt with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow safely. Any personwho violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a Class 1misdemeanor. Conservation police officers, sheriffs and all otherlaw-enforcement officers shall enforce the provisions of this section.

(Code 1950, § 29-140.1; 1952, c. 96; 1962, c. 469; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1999, c.543; 2005, c. 507.)