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 small game, upland game birds, migratory game birds, waterfowl, turkeys, big game, and furbearers.

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