Virginia Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

Virginia Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

The state of Virginia is located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the US. It lies between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The landscape and climate of the state are heavily shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay.

These mountains are home to most of the wildlife that hunters keep coming to hunt and explore. Virginia offers a list of larger-sized animals that provide big game hunting opportunities. These animals include deer, elk, bear, and turkey. Some of its small game animals that hunters love are the native squirrel and quail.

Virginia Bowhunting Season

Bowhunting Category Months
Bear  Oct. 2-Nov. 12
Deer (Early Archery) Oct. 2-Nov. 12
Deer (Late Archery) Nov. 28-Jan. 1**
Deer (Urban Archery) Sept. 4-Oct. 1 and Jan. 2-March 27, 2022
Deer (NOVA Late Archery) March 28-Apr. 24, 2022
Elk (General Season) Concurrent with open deer season
Turkey (Fall Archery) Oct. 2-Nov. 12

Bowhunting License Fee In Virginia

Category License Type Fee
Archery Resident  $18.00
Archery Nonresident $31.00
Archery Resident Junior $8.50
Archery Resident Senior Citizen (65+) $9.00
Archery Nonresident Junior $16.00

Total Area And Regulations For Hunting By the State

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries conserves 44 management areas. This provides above 225,000 acres of area that people can use for hunting or other outdoor recreational opportunities. The state has implied no size restrictions upon bows that hunters use for bowhunting in the region. 

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting In the State

Have you ever thought about why white-tailed deer are also famous as “Virginia deer”? It all goes back to the time when Europeans first settled in Virginia in the early 1600s. As these white-tailed deer were in abundance in Virginia at that time so, explorers that traveled west from Virginia referred to them as “Virginia deer”

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