Hunting Guidelines for Virginia

Hunting season is approaching in Virginia. Below you can access the guidelines for the various limits and dates regarding small and large game hunting in Virginia.

Virginia Bear Seasons

**Season dates vary by region. For more information on hunting dates in your region, visit the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website. One bear can be harvested per year. Bears must weigh at least 100 pounds live (or minimum 75 pounds field dressed). It is illegal to hunt female bears with cubs.

Virginia Deer Seasons

**Season dates vary by zone. For more information on hunting dates in your region, visit the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website.

Virginia Elk Seasons

Taking elk counts towards a hunter’s deer permits and bag limit. Licenses and check-in procedures for elk are the same as for deer. Successful elk hunters are required to contact the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries so that samples for diseases can be collected. Additionally, elk hunting is closed in some regions where the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries is restoring elk populations.

Virginia Turkey Seasons

**Season dates vary by zone. For more information on hunting dates in your region, visit the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website.

Virginia Small Game Seasons

Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Virginia hunting seasons do vary based on animal and seasons. For more information on obtaining licenses, permits and regulations, visit the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Information above has been provided by huntingseasonhq.com.

Further information on obtaining licenses and classes can be found at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries here.

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