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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Chapter 90. Game: Deer
1/23/2020

4VAC15-90-10. Open Season; Generally.

A. It shall be lawful to hunt deer in the following localities, including the cities and towns therein, during the following seasons, all dates inclusive.

Locality

Season

Accomack County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Albemarle County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Alleghany County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Amelia County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Amherst County (west of Business U.S. 29 from the James River to its intersection with U.S. 29 just south of the Town of Amherst continuing north on U.S. 29 to the Tye River, except on national forest lands)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 28 consecutive days following

Amherst County (national forest lands)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Amherst County (east of Business U.S. 29, as defined above)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Appomattox County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Arlington County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Arlington County (antlerless deer only)

First Saturday in September through the Friday prior to the first Saturday in October and the Sunday following the first Saturday in January through the last Sunday in March

Augusta County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Bath County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Bedford County (except on national forest lands)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 28 consecutive days following

Bedford County (national forest lands)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Bland County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Botetourt County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Brunswick County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Buchanan County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Buckingham County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Campbell County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Caroline County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Carroll County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Charles City County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Charlotte County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Chesapeake (City of)

October 1 through November 30

Chesterfield County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Clarke County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Craig County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Culpeper County (except Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Culpeper County (Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Cumberland County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Dickenson County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Dinwiddie County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Essex County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Fairfax County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Fairfax County (antlerless deer only)

First Saturday in September through the Friday prior to the first Saturday in October and the Sunday following the first Saturday in January through the last Sunday in March

Fauquier County (except Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Fauquier County (Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Floyd County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 28 consecutive days following

Fluvanna County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Franklin County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 28 consecutive days following

Frederick County (non-national forest lands)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Frederick County (national forest lands)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Giles County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Gloucester County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Goochland County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Grayson County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Greene County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Greensville County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Halifax County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Hanover County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Henrico County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Henry County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 28 consecutive days following

Highland County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Isle of Wight County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

James City County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

King and Queen County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

King George County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

King William County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Lancaster County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Lee County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Loudoun County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Loudoun County (antlerless deer only)

First Saturday in September through the Friday prior to the first Saturday in October and the Sunday following the first Saturday in January through the last Sunday in March

Louisa County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Lunenburg County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Madison County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Mathews County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Mecklenburg County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Middlesex County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Montgomery County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Nelson County
(west of Route 151, except on national forest lands)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 28 consecutive days following

Nelson County (national forest lands)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Nelson County
(east of Route 151)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

New Kent County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Northampton County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Northumberland County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Nottoway County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Orange County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Page County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Patrick County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 28 consecutive days following

Pittsylvania County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Powhatan County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Prince Edward County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Prince George County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Prince William County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Prince William County (antlerless deer only)

First Saturday in September through the Friday prior to the first Saturday in October and the Sunday following the first Saturday in January through the last Sunday in March

Pulaski County (except on New River Unit of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant adjacent to the Town of Dublin)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Pulaski County (New River Unit of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant adjacent to the Town of Dublin)

Saturday prior to the second Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Rappahannock County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Richmond County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Roanoke County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Rockbridge County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Rockingham County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Russell County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Scott County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Shenandoah County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Smyth County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Southampton County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Spotsylvania County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Stafford County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Suffolk (City of)
(east of Dismal Swamp Line)

October 1 through November 30

Suffolk (City of)
(west of Dismal Swamp Line)

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Surry County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Sussex County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Tazewell County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Virginia Beach (City of)

October 1 through November 30

Warren County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Washington County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Westmoreland County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

Wise County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

Wythe County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following

York County

Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January

B. Except as provided in subsection A of this section, east of the Blue Ridge Mountains deer may be hunted from the Saturday prior to the third Monday in November through the first Saturday in January, both dates inclusive, within the incorporated limits of any city or town that allows deer hunting.

C. Except as provided in subsection A of this section, west of the Blue Ridge Mountains deer may be hunted from the Saturday prior to the third Monday in November and for 14 consecutive days following within the incorporated limits of any city or town that allows deer hunting.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-103 and 29.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-02-6 § 1, eff. July 1, 1987; amended, Volume 10, Issue 23, eff. September 8, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1995; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2003; Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. August 15, 2013; Volume 30, Issue 24, eff. August 1, 2014; Volume 35, Issue 22, eff. August 1, 2019.

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