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Game species in Virginia include upland and small game, migratory game birds and waterfowl, turkey, big game, and furbearers.

Hunter education course review and summary

Some hunters must complete a VDGIF–approved hunter education course before they can purchase a hunting license.


VDGIF issues different types of licenses and permits, depending on the game you plan to hunt or trap. In addition to your license(s), you may need a Harvest Information Program number, Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp, and/or Federal Duck Stamp. If you are required to have a hunting license, you must carry it with you while hunting.

Hunter education course review and summary

Hunting hours, seasons, and bag limits are determined by the species being hunted and your hunting location.