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Active Duty Military

Residency Qualifications

  • Members of the armed forces if they reside in Virginia and are on active duty and are stationed at military installations within, or on ships based in, Virginia.

Disabled Veterans

Special Resident Hunting License for Partially Disabled Veterans
Resident veterans rated and certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as having at least 70 percent service-connected disability upon certification. Annual bear, deer, turkey license and all applicable licenses, stamps or permits are required in addition to this license. Available through the Richmond office or by mail.

License Exemptions

Must purchase the proper licenses before hunting or trapping. Where exempt, the exemption means the individual is exempt from the basic hunting license, bear, deer, turkey license, archery license, crossbow license, muzzleloading license, and Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp. (All seasons, bag limits, and checking requirements apply).

  • Any person who is not hunting, but is aiding a disabled person to hunt when such disabled person possesses a valid Virginia Disabled Resident Lifetime hunting license or a Virginia Resident Disabled Veteran Lifetime license is not required to have a license.

Lifetime Licenses

Resident and non-resident lifetime licenses are purchased by an application and require supporting documentation of age, residency and/or disability. They are issued only through the Richmond office. Retail license agents cannot issue these licenses. Applications can be submitted in person at the Richmond office or mailed in. License applications can be found on the Department’s website or call customer service at 1-866-721-6911 (Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, except holidays).

Replacement License

If you purchased a license from a retail license agent, such as a sporting goods store, you can request a replacement at any retail license agent. If you purchased a license online, by phone or from the Richmond office you will need to request a replacement from customer service by calling toll free 1-866-721-6911 (Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, except holidays).

A license is not valid unless signed by the licensee.

License Information

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Purchase License Online Hunting License Information Fishing License Information
Duplicate / Replacement Lifetime Licensing Lifetime Licensing
License Agent Listings Hunting Regulations Fishing Regulations
Permits Gun Regulations Disabled Veteran License Information

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