Changes in VA Urban Deer Season

Virginia DeerAs opening day for Deer Season in VA, there is an important to note is that during the early urban antlerless season which opens Saturday September 7, firearms will be allowed.

Based on the regulations on blaze orange, since firearms will be used during the early season, all hunters, including archery hunters, are required to wear blaze orange during the early urban season and again when regular firearms season opens through the end of the late antlerless season in March.

The only exception is in Fairfax County where blaze orange is not required.

Another important change is the modification of the earn a buck regulations. Now you are required to harvest 2 does prior to harvesting your second buck as well as a third doe prior to harvesting your third buck.

Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the game regulations and recent changes so you remain in compliance with them at all times!

Should you have questions about the regulations or changes, call the regional headquarters of VDGIF in Fredericksburg or review their website http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/.

A summary of this year’s seasons and blaze orange requirements is shown below:

Firearms Seasons – BLAZE ORANGE REQUIRED (except Fairfax):
September 7, 2013 – October 4, 2013
November 16, 2013 – March 29, 2014

Archery Only Seasons – Blaze orange not required:
October 5, 2013 – November 15, 2013
March 31, 2014 – April 26, 2014

Good luck and have a great season!

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