Virginia Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 28 – February 10, 2024

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 28 – February 10, 2024

 Limits: 3 per day

*in select areas


Virginia Woodcock Season

November 10 – November 27 and December 26 – January 21, 2024

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Virginia Bobwhite Quail Season

November 11 – January  31, 2024

 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…