Changes to hunting opportunities at state parks in Virginia

You can reserve your hunting spot online, and learn more about the hunting opportunities in your area

ROANOKE, Va. – Virginia State Parks’ hunting opportunities are seeing some updates this year.

On Tuesday, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation announced that reservations must be made online through the State Parks reservation system this year for hunting opportunities.

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The Virginia DCR said that those opportunities range from open hunting in designated areas to managed deer hunts and that hunters can also reserve stands or zones on a first-come, first-served basis online.

All hunts have a go-live day in September, the release said, and sales begin at 9 a.m.

The chart of Virginia State Parks’ hunting opportunities can be found on the Virginia DCR website.

The Virginia State Parks hunting rules are as follows, according to the Virginia DCR:

  • Hunting and camping are only allowed in certain areas,
  • State game laws apply in designated hunting areas,
  • Hunters in the state park require proof of completion of a hunter’s safety course,
  • Hunters must wear a blaze-colored hat and vest while hunting in any park, which is beyond the requirements of state regulations.

You can learn more about hunting opportunities in Virginia State Parks on the Virginia DCR website.

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