(A)   The definitions used in this section shall be those which are contained in the VA Code.
   (B)   (1)   As provided for in VA Code § 29.1-528, during the special two-week season set aside for that purpose, rifles which are muzzle-loading may be used to hunt and kill deer, provided that such use shall comply with all applicable state and local laws and regulations. The hunting of deer with any other rifle is expressly prohibited. No rifles larger than .22 rimfire for hunting, except groundhogs, outside of the regular hunting season.
      (2)   Rifles larger than .22 will be allowed to hunt groundhogs and coyotes outside of the general firearms deer season.
   (C)   Muzzleloaders shall be legal firearms during any firearms season.
(Ord. passed 4-18-2001; Ord. passed 10- -2012)  Penalty, see § 130.99