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Virginia Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 28 – 
February 10, 2018

Virginia Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$23

Non-Resident License Fees:
$111
3-Day $60

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

Virginia Ruffed Grouse Season

West of I-95: October 28 – February 10, 2018

 Limits: 3 per day

*in select areas

Woodcock

Virginia Woodcock Season

November 20 – December 8, 2017 and December 21 – January 15, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Virginia Bobwhite Quail Season

November 20 – December  31, 2018

 Limits: 6 per day

*closed west of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Dad with Rooster

Making Kansas Memories

Opening day in Kansas occupies a sacred  place for me since this is the territory  where my upland obsession really took hold years ago. The bulk of the state has a dismal bird forecast like much of the rest of the Midwest this year. There are some bright spots which have been deemed the north … Read more

Brian Koch
Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch
Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Brian Koch