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2010-2011 Hunting Season Dates

Youth Deer Hunting Day

  • September 25, 2010
  • Statewide, except in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.
  • Deer hunters 15 years of age and under, when in compliance with all applicable laws and license requirements, may hunt deer when accompanied and directly supervised by an adult who has a valid Virginia hunting license on his person or is exempt from purchasing a hunting license.
  • Deer of either sex may be taken.
  • Adult hunters accompanying youth deer hunters may not carry or discharge firearms.
  • Blaze orange requirements and exceptions for firearms deer season are in effect.
  • Deer hunting with dogs is prohibited.

Deer Archery Seasons

  • Early Archery Season: Oct 2, 2010 - Nov 12, 2010
  • Late Archery Season: Nov 29, 2010 - Jan 1, 2011

Deer Muzzleloader Seasons

  • Early Muzzleloader Season: Oct 30, 2010 - Nov 12, 2010
  • Late Muzzleloader Season: Dec 11, 2010 - Jan 1, 2011

Deer Firearms Seasons (See Map Below)

  • Counties shaded orange, blue, red, dark green: Nov 13, 2010 - Nov 27, 2010
  • Counties shaded purple: Nov 13, 2010 - Dec 11, 2010
  • Counties shaded white, yellow, brown: Nov 13, 2010 - Jan 1, 2011
  • Chesapeake, Suffolk (east of the Dismal Swamp line), and Virginia Beach: Oct 1, 2010 - Nov 30, 2010

Bear Archery Season

  • Archery Season: Oct 2, 2010 - Nov 12, 2010

Bear Muzzleloader Seasons (See Map Below)

  • Counties shaded yellow: Nov 6, 2010 - Nov 12, 2010
  • Counties shaded blue: Oct 30, 2010 - Nov 12, 2010
  • Counties shaded white: closed season

Bear Firearms Seasons (See Map Below)

  • Counties shaded blue: Nov 22, 2010 - Jan 1, 2011
  • Counties shaded yellow: Nov 20, 2010 - Jan 1, 2011
  • Counties shaded orange: Dec 6, 2010 - Dec 18, 2010
  • Counties shaded green: Dec 13, 2010 - Dec 18, 2010
  • Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach General Firearms Season: Oct 1, 2010 - Jan 1, 2011
  • Counties shaded white: closed season

Turkey Archery Season

  • Archery Season: Oct 2, 2010 - Nov 6, 2010

General Fall Turkey Seasons (See Map Below)

  • Counties shaded orange: Oct 23, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010; Nov 25, 2010; Dec 6, 2010 - Jan 1, 2011
  • Counties shaded green: Oct 23, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010; Nov 25, 2010; Nov 29, 2010 - Dec 25, 2010
  • Counties shaded yellow: Oct 23, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010; Nov 25, 2010; Nov 29, 2010 - Dec 11, 2010
  • Counties Shaded blue: Oct 23, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010; Nov 25, 2010
  • Counties shaded white: closed season