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Quota Hunts for New Hunters: 14 Unique Opportunities Await

Photo by Meghan Marchetti.

DGIF offers apprentice and youth hunters a great opportunity to hunt land with abundant managed wildlife populations without being pressured by other hunters.

Both apprentice and licensed hunters are encouraged to apply, but successful license holders MUST bring an apprentice as a guest, and successful apprentice applicants MUST bring a licensed adult as a guest.

Read the descriptions below to find your next hunting adventure then head over to Go Outdoors Virginia to get started.

Deer

  1. New Kent Forestry Center Archery, New Kent County (Series #219)
    • Apprentice only
    • Hunt dates: December 22-29 (no Sunday hunting)
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018
  2. York River Archery/Crossbow, James City County (Series #218)
    • Youth only
    • Hunt dates: November 3-10, 2018
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018

Multispecies

  1. Merrimac Farm WMA, Prince William County (Series #303) – Any species except quail
    • Apprentice and youth
    • Hunt dates: September 29, 2018
    • Applications due: August 31, 2018
  2. Adams Daniel Farm, Pittsylvania County (Series #304) – Deer, Bear, Turkey
    • Apprentice and youth
    • Hunt dates: September 29-30 for Deer, October 13-14 for Bear, October 20-21 for Turkey
    • Applications due: August 31, 2018

Small Game

  1. New Kent Forestry Center, New Kent County (Series #606) – Rabbit
    • Apprentice only
    • Hunt dates: February 9, 2019
    • Applications dues: September 28, 2018
  2. New Kent Forestry Center, New Kent County (Series #607) – Quail
    • Apprentice only
    • Hunt dates: January 5, 2019
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018

Spring Turkey

  1. Featherfin WMA, Appomattox, Buckingham and Prince Edward County (Series #401)
    • Apprentice and youth
    • Hunt dates: April 6, 2019
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018
  2. Amelia WMA, Amelia County (Series #402)
    • Apprentice and youth
    • Hunt dates: April 6, 2019
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018
  3. Mockhorn Island WMA, Northampton County (Series #403)
    • Apprentice and youth
    • Hunt dates: April 6, 2019
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018
  4. Merrimac Farm WMA, Prince William County (Series #404)
    • Apprentice and youth
    • Hunt dates: April 6, 2019
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018
  5. Doe Creek WMA, Accomack County (Series #405)
    • Apprentice and youth
    • Hunt dates: April 6, 2019
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018
  6. Ware Creek WMA, New Kent County (Series #409)
    • Apprentice and youth
    • Hunt dates: April 6, 2019
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018
  7. Adams Daniel Farm, Pittsylvania County (Series #410)
    • Apprentice and youth
    • Hunt dates: April 6 and 7, 2019
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018
  8. New Kent Forestry Center, New Kent County (Series #408)
    • Apprentice only
    • Hunt dates: April 27, 2019
    • Applications due: September 28, 2018
  • August 7, 2018