Virginia Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 22 – February 11, 2022

Resident License Fees:


Non-Resident License Fees:

3-Day $60

State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

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

Ruffed Grouse

Virginia Ruffed Grouse Season

West of I-95: October 29 – February 11, 2023

 Limits: 3 per day

*in select areas


Virginia Woodcock Season

November 11 – December 3, 2022 and December 27 – January 17, 2023

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Virginia Bobwhite Quail Season

November 12 – January  31, 2023

 Limits: 6 per day

*closed west of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Practicing Shotgun Shooting

Shotgun Summer

Follow along as we share the things we’re working on to become better shooters afield. We’re just a month away from bird hunting and…