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

Upland Game Birds

  • Bobwhite Quail
  • Pheasant
  • Ruffed Grouse

Migratory Game Birds

  • Coot
  • Crow
  • Dove: Mourning and White-Winged
  • Gallinule
  • Moorhen
  • Rail: Clapper, King, Sora, and Virginia
  • Snipe
  • Woodcock


  • Duck, including Teal
  • Goose, including Brant, Canada, Ross’s, and Snow
  • Swan, including Tundra
Birds over marshland
Ducks in flight