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Hunting without a permit on your own property?

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Can you kill a deer on your own property without a hunting permit?

If you ask 10 people in my area you just might get 10 different answers.

Yes, you can kill a deer on your own property in the state of Virginia without a hunting license, but only during hunting season and only within the limits set forth by the fish and wildlife people.

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