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Virginia

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Great opportunities for deer and black bear hunting

Terrain

Covered in mountains and fertile valleys

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear
Early Firearm
See regulations for specific counties.
Sep 27, 2021 Sep 29, 2021
Bear
Firearm 1
See regulations for specific counties.
Oct 1, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Bear
Archery
Oct 2, 2021 Nov 12, 2021
Bear
Youth Bear
Statewide (Sunday hunting on private lands only) Resident and non resident youth hunters 15 years of age and under or holders of a valid apprentice hunting license.
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Bear
Muzzleloader
Statewide in all areas where hunting with a muzzleloading rifle is permitted.
Nov 6, 2021 Nov 12, 2021
Bear
Firearm 2
See regulations for specific counties.
Nov 22, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Bear
Firearm 4
See regulations for specific counties.
Nov 29, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Bear
Firearm 3
See regulations for specific counties.
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 18, 2022
Bobcat
Archery
Bag limit 2.
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 31, 2021
Bobcat
Firearm
Bag limit 2.
Nov 1, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Coyote
General
No closed season
Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Deer
Archery Urban 1
See regulations for open areas.
Sep 4, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Deer
Firearm 4
See regulations for select counties.
Oct 1, 2021 Nov 30, 2021
Deer
Early Archery
Oct 2, 2021 Nov 12, 2021
Deer
Early Muzzleloader
Oct 30, 2021 Nov 12, 2021
Deer
Firearm 3
See regulations for select counties.
Nov 13, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Deer
Firearm 2
See regulations for select counties.
Nov 13, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Firearm 1
See regulations for select counties.
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Deer
Late Archery
Late seasons start and end dates vary by location.
Nov 28, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Late Muzzleloader E
East of the blue ridge. Either sex. See regulations for certain counties.
Dec 11, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Late Muzzleloader W
West of the blue ridge. Either sex. See regulations for certain counties.
Dec 11, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Archery Urban 2
See regulations for open areas.
Jan 2, 2022 Mar 27, 2022
Dove
1st Segment
Bag limit 15 per day.
Sep 4, 2021 Oct 27, 2021
Dove
2nd Segment
Bag limit 15 per day.
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Dove
3rd Segment
Bag limit 15 per day.
Dec 22, 2021 Jan 17, 2022
Duck
Teal 1
East of I-95
Sep 17, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Duck
Teal 2
Wests of I-95
Sep 21, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Duck
1st Segment
Bag limit 6 per day. (Black Duck closed)
Oct 8, 2021 Oct 11, 2021
Duck
Youth/Veteran 1
Oct 23, 2021 Oct 23, 2021
Duck
2nd Segment
Bag limit 6 per day.
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Duck
3rd Segment
Bag limit 6 per day.
Dec 18, 2021 Jan 30, 2022
Duck
Youth Veteran 2
Feb 5, 2022 Feb 5, 2022
Elk
Firearm 4
See regulations for select counties.
Oct 1, 2020 Nov 30, 2020
Elk
Early Archery
Oct 3, 2020 Nov 13, 2020
Elk
Early Muzzleloader
Oct 31, 2020 Nov 13, 2020
Elk
Firearm 1
See regulations for select counties.
Nov 14, 2020 Nov 28, 2020
Elk
Firearm 3
See regulations for select counties.
Nov 14, 2020 Dec 12, 2020
Elk
Firearm 2
See regulations for select counties.
Nov 14, 2020 Jan 2, 2021
Elk
Late Archery
Late seasons start dates vary by location.
Nov 29, 2020 Jan 2, 2021
Elk
Late Muzzleloader W
West of the blue ridge.
Dec 12, 2020 Jan 2, 2021
Elk
Late Muzzleloader E
East of the blue ridge.
Dec 12, 2020 Jan 2, 2021
Fox
Firearm
Nov 1, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Goose
Canada Goose
Bag limit 10 per day.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 25, 2021
Goose
Light
Bag limit 25 per day.
Oct 17, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 5
Bag limit 3 per day. Southern James Bay Zone.
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 3.
Bag limit 5 per day.Resident Zone
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Goose
Atlantic Brant 1
Bag limit 2 per day. Atlantic Zone.
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 7
Bag limit 5 per day. Southern James Bay Zone.
Dec 18, 2021 Feb 15, 2022
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 4
Bag limit 5 per day.Resident Zone
Dec 18, 2021 Feb 23, 2022
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 1.
Bag limit 1 per day. Atlantic Zone.
Dec 18, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 6
Bag limit 3 per day. Southern James Bay Zone.
Dec 18, 2021 Jan 15, 2022
Goose
Atlantic Brant 2
Bag limit 2 per day. Atlantic Zone.
Dec 18, 2021 Jan 30, 2022
Goose
Canada & White-fronted 2.
Bag limit 1 per day. Atlantic Zone.
Jan 15, 2022 Jan 30, 2022
Goose
Light Goose Conservation Season
No daily or possession limit.
Feb 1, 2022 Apr 5, 2022
Grouse
General
Bag limit 3 per day. West of I-95.
Oct 23, 2021 Feb 12, 2022
Pheasant
General
No limit.
Nov 6, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Quail Game Type
General
Bag limit 6 per day.
Nov 6, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Rabbit
General
Bag limit 6 per day.
Oct 30, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Fall Archery
One per day, either sex may be taken.
Oct 2, 2021 Nov 12, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Youth Fall Turkey
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall Firearm 1
One per day, either sex may be taken. (See regulations for additional dates in certain counties).
Oct 16, 2021 Oct 29, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall Firearm 2
One per day, either sex may be taken. (See regulations for additional dates in certain counties).
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 25, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall Firearm 4
One per day, either sex may be taken. (See regulations for additional dates in certain counties).
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 25, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall Firearm 3
One per day, either sex may be taken. (See regulations for additional dates in certain counties).
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall Firearm 5
One per day, either sex may be taken. (See regulations for additional dates in certain counties).
Jan 8, 2022 Jan 22, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Youth Spring
Apr 2, 2022 Apr 3, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring 1
One per day, bearded turkeys only. Open until 12 noon each day.
Apr 9, 2022 Apr 24, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring 2
One per day, bearded turkeys only. Open until sunset each day.
Apr 25, 2022 May 14, 2022

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.

Hunting GPS Maps

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Wildlife Management Areas

Hunting Layers

VA Private Lands Preview

VA Private Lands

Over 3,200,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Virginia. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

VA Gov Lands Preview

VA Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 3,400,000 acres in Virginia to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

VA Possible Access Preview

VA Possible Access

onX has mapped 810,000 acres of possible access lands in Virginia including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

VA Blue Ridge Line Preview

VA Blue Ridge Line

Virginia Blue Ridge Line Division. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

VA PALS Walk In Areas Preview

VA PALS Walk In Areas

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Public Access Lands for Sportsmen Walk In Areas. All hunters are expected to know the rules of the program.


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