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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Virginia Hunter-Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Hunter Education Certificate.

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All hunters must obtain a Harvest Information Program 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:
Harvest Information Program