Today's Hunter in Virginia

Today's Hunter in Virginia


Today's Hunter in Virginia: A Guide to Hunting Responsibly and Safely is a student manual developed for hunting students in Virginia, approved by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

Virginia is for hunting lovers, with deer, elk, bear, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, and waterfowl for the taking. The Piedmont Region is a top area for turkey, and excellent areas in Occoneechee State Park and Fairy Stone, among others.

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Topics include:

  • Using the Correct Ammunition
  • Good Marksmanship and Accuracy
  • Hunting Strategies
  • Primitive Hunting Equipment and Techniques
  • Safely Carrying Firearms in the Field
  • Hunter Ethics
  • Preparation and Survival Skills
  • Wildlife Identification
  • Virginia Hunting Regulations
  • And much more… 

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters. 

Persons 12 to 15 years old and all first-time hunters who buy a hunting license in Virginia need to pass a Virginia Hunter Safety course. Become a safer hunter today!