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Virginia - 2015-16 Season

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SeasonDatesNotes
Fall ArcheryOct 3 - Nov 7Statewide, except counties closed to firearms hunt
Fall Firearms AOct 24 - Nov 6
Nov 26
Nov 30 - Dec 26
Jan 9 - Jan 23
All firearms seasons permit archery weapons
Counties: Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Goochland, Grayson, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, King and Queen, King William, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Nelson, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe, and on Camp Peary
Fall Firearms BOct 24 - Nov 6
Nov 26
Nov 30 - Dec 12
Counties: Accomack, Buchanan, Charles City, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King George, Lancaster, Matthews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northampton, Northumberland, Prince George, Richmond, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, Westmoreland, York (except on Camp Peary), and City of Suffolk
Fall Firearms COct 24 - Nov 6
Nov 26
Counties: Albemarle, Allegheny, Augusta, Bath, Greene, Highland, Madison, Orange, Page, Rockingham, and Warren
Fall Firearms DClosedArlington county and the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach
Fall YouthOct 17 - Oct 18Open to licensed hunters age 15 and under when accompanied by a licensed unarmed adult
SpringApr 9 - May 14Statewide
Spring YouthApr 2 - Apr 3Same rules as Fall youth day

Additional Information

Bag LimitSeasonLimit
General1 daily
3 per license year
2 during Fall season
Fall &
Archery
1 daily
either sex
Spring1 daily
bearded turkeys only
Hunting TimesSeasonTimes
Fall1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Spring
Until May 1
1/2 hour before sunrise to noon
Spring
May 2 onward
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
ArcheryPermitted, including crossbows with license
Shotgun10-gauge or smaller
Min. 18" barrel
Spring season: Max. shot size #2 fine
MuzzleloadersPermitted