All hunters must obtain an HIP number annually before hunting migratory game birds (except crows) or waterfowl in Virginia.
- The species included in the program are coots, doves, gallinules, moorhens, rails, snipe, waterfowl, and woodcock.
- Even persons registered for HIP in another state must register in Virginia before hunting migratory birds or waterfowl in this state.
- For more information and to register for HIP:
- Go to the Virginia DWR HIP website.
- Call 1-888-788-9772.