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Virginia Hunting Seasons (Updated)

October 4, 2019

Virginia Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Virginia Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for Virginia?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The Virginia hunting season offers the hunter a wide range of game including Deer, Elk, Black Bear, Turkey and a range of small game and wild game bird species.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Virginia Deer Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Deer (Firearms) Nov 16-Jan 4
Deer (Muzzleloader) Nov 2-15 & Dec 14-Jan 4
Deer (Bow) Oct 5-Nov 15 & Dec 1-Jan. 4
Deer (Youth) Sept 28-29
Elk Same as Deer Season Dates & Weapons

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Virginia Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Spring (Firearms) Apr 11-May 16
Spring (Youth) Apr 4-5 (2020)
Fall (Firearms) Oct 19-Jan 25
Fall (Bow) Oct 5-Nov 8
Fall (Youth) Oct 12-13

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 Virginia Small Game  Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Rabbit Nov 2 – Feb 29
Squirrel Sept 7 – Feb 29
Fox Nov 1 – Feb 29
Coyote Open All Year
Bobcat Nov 1-Feb 29 (Guns) & Oct 5-31 (Bow)
Raccoon Oct 15 – Mar 10
Opossum Oct 15 – Mar 10

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Virginia Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Ducks Oct 11-14, Nov 20-Dec 1, Dec 19-Jan 31
Canada Goose Nov 20 – Feb 24
Light Goose Oct 17 – Jan 31
Tundra Swan Nov 20 – Jan 31
Pheasant Nov 9 – Jan 31
Quail Nov 9 – Jan 31
Grouse Oct 26 – Feb 8

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Virginia Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Firearms Sept 30 – Jan 4
Muzzleloader Nov 9 – 15
Bow Oct 5 – nov 15
Youth Oct 12 – 13

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

Good Luck!!

Paul

Walk Little……..Look Lots

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