Virginia

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is responsible for hunting throughout the Commonwealth. Waterfowl hunting for Black Duck, American Coot, Pintails, Mallards, Mergansers, Redheads, Brant, Wood Duck, Scoters, Eiders, Canada Geese, Snow Geese, Mottled, Fulvous Whistling, Scaup, Long-tailed Ducks, and Tundra Swans is allowed during season and within specified limits in some 35 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).

For detailed information, including maps on hunting areas, as well as hunting seasons, bag limits, and licensing requirements please contact the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or visit their web site at www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife.

In addition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates 11 National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) open to the public in Virginia -- Occoquan Bay, Mason Neck, Rappahannock, Chincoteague, Wallops, Eastern Shore, Plum Tree Island, Presquile, James River, Back Bay, and Great Dismal Swamp -- However, only two (Chincoteague and Plum Tree Island) allow waterfowl hunting during season. Please contact the refuge for specifics or visit their web site through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' refuge system web site at www.fws.gov/refuges.