Virginia Elk Hunting Seasons: Specific Dates and Methods

Virginia's elk hunting seasons are structured to offer various methods and periods for hunters. Below is a detailed guide to these seasons, focusing on the specific dates for each method:

Elk Hunt in Elk Management Zone (Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise counties)

  • Dates: October 14, 2023 - October 20, 2023

Archery Seasons for Elk

  • Early Archery Season: October 7, 2023 - November 17, 2023
  • Late Archery Seasons:
    • December 3, 2023 - January 6, 2024
    • December 1, 2023 - January 6, 2024
    • December 17, 2023 - January 6, 2024
  • Urban Archery:
    • September 2, 2023 - October 6, 2023
    • January 7, 2024 - March 31, 2024
  • NOVA Late Archery Season: April 1, 2024 - April 28, 2024

Muzzleloader Seasons for Elk

  • Early Muzzleloader Season: November 4, 2023 - November 17, 2023
  • Late Muzzleloader Season (East of the Blue Ridge):
    • December 16, 2023 - January 6, 2024
    • January 1, 2024 - January 6, 2024
  • Late Muzzleloader Season (West of the Blue Ridge):
    • December 16, 2023 - January 6, 2024
    • January 1, 2024 - January 6, 2024

Firearms Seasons for Elk

  • Various Firearms Seasons:
    • November 18, 2023 - December 2, 2023
    • November 18, 2023 - January 6, 2024
    • October 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023
    • November 18, 2023 - December 16, 2023
    • November 18, 2023 - January 6, 2024
    • November 18, 2023 - December 2, 2023

Antlerless Only Firearms Seasons for Elk

  • Early and Late Seasons:
    • September 2, 2023 - October 6, 2023
    • January 7, 2024 - March 31, 2024
    • January 7, 2024 - January 31, 2024

These seasons provide hunters with multiple options to pursue elk using different methods, such as archery, muzzleloading, and firearms. It's crucial for hunters to be aware of the specific dates, regulations, and area restrictions for each season. Adhering to all hunting laws and ethical practices is essential for a responsible and sustainable elk hunting experience in Virginia.

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