About the Study Guide

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To understand the hunting requirements in Virginia, you need to know the terminology used to refer to the different wildlife groups. Game species in Virginia include upland and small game, migratory game birds and waterfowl, turkeys, big game, and furbearers.

Cottontail Rabbit
Cottontail Rabbit

Upland Game

  • Bobwhite Quail
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Pheasant

Small Game

  • Groundhog
  • Rabbit, including Appalachian Cottontail, Eastern Cottontail, and Marsh
  • Squirrel, including Fox, Gray, and Red