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Hunting in Virginia Tidewater Area

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by VBG23, Oct 30, 2008.


  1. VBG23

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    I would like to get into deer hunting in the near future. I already have the rifle picked out, but my wife insists I have a plan of with who, what, where and when I would be hunting BEFORE she lets me spend the money on a rifle. Despite my obvious desire to buy the rifle immediately, I suppose this is a fair compromise. Who can point me to public land I can hunt on with a rifle anywhere in Virginia (preferably the Tidewater Area)?
     

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  2. finz50

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    Chickahominy WMA.....on the other side of Williamsburg.....big area, not too many people....plenty of deer......http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=1
     

  3. VBG23

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    I was on that site and I dont know how I missed that WMA, thanks a lot. Is there anything special I would need to do other than obtain a VA Hunting License and drive up during the season?
     
  4. Esox357

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    Out past Shenandoah mountains is plenty of National Forest land, you might check out there as well? Esox357.
     
  5. finz50

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    Nope, you should be GTG.......if you want, I was planning on heading that way to sight in my shotgun and AR-15. If you want to go along for the ride you're more than welcome to come. PM me if you want and we can figure out a good time.
     
  6. vafish

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    Have you taken a Hunter Safety Course?

    It's required to get your first VA hunting license.
     
  7. VBG23

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    Actually not anymore, they passed a law permitting an "apprentice license." As long as you have not held a hunting license before, you get a 2 year license without the hunting class requirement but it you are only allowed to hunt with someone over 18 that holds a valid full license.
    This way I can get out and hunt with some buddies from work this season and take the class at my convienience.
     
  8. vafish

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    Yes but the licensed hunter has to be in control of the other hunter and their firearm, which means they have to be within arms reach of you.
     
  9. VBG23

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    I understand the limitations, but I dont intend to hunt alone since I have never been before. Also, I fully intend to take the hunter's safety course as soon as one is offered anywhere near me on a day I don't have work. I got the apprentice license so I could go hunting with my academy buddies this season if we all get an opportunity and take the class at my convienience.
     
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    As long as you understand the limitations. That's what the Apprentice license is for.

    Enjoy your hunt and post pics when you get something.
     
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