Virginia Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons

Hunting Seasons for Various Furbearers

Bobcat Season

  • Archery Season: October 7 - October 31 (Bag Limit: Two per hunting party per day)
  • Firearms Season: November 1 - February 29 (Bag Limit: Two per hunting party per day)

Coyote Season

  • Season Dates: September 1 - March 10

Fox Season

  • Red Fox Season: November 1 - February 29 (Bag Limit: One per hunting party per day)
  • Gray Fox Season: January 1 - February 29 (Bag Limit: One per hunting party per day)

Fisher Season

  • Season: Continuous closed season (no hunting or trapping)

Opossum Season

  • Season Dates: October 15 - March 23 (Statewide)

Raccoon Season

  • Season Dates: October 15 - March 10
  • Chase-Only Season: August 1 - September 30

Skunk Season

  • General Season: Continuous Open (except on National Forest lands and Department lands)
  • Striped Skunk Season: September 1 - March 10 (on National Forest lands and Department lands)

Furbearer Trapping Seasons

Various Species

  • Beaver, Mink, Muskrat, Otter, Weasel: December 1 - February 29
  • Bobcat, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Opossum, Raccoon: November 15 - February 29
  • Coyote, Fisher, Nutria, Skunk: Continuous open season

Specific Notes

  • The season for rabbit trapping runs from October 15 to January 31.
  • For species with a continuous open season, trappers can engage in trapping activities throughout the year.

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