Contact Information
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries
Richmond , Virginia 23230
Phone: 804-367-1147
Fax: 540-899-4381

Replacement Hunter Safety Card Information: 1-866-721-6911
Web Sites
Main Web Site:  (
Hunter Education Web Site:  (

Hunter Education Requirement
To purchase a hunting license you must have completed an approved Hunter Education course if you are twelve to fifteen years of age, or sixteen and over and have never held a license to hunt. Hunter Education is not required for those purchasing an apprentice license, but they must be accompanied and supervised by a licensed adult. Likewise, those under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by a licensed adult.

Hunter Orange Requirement
Hunters during firearm deer season and those accompanying them must wear Hunter Orange on the upper body, visible from all sides, or a Hunter Orange hat, or display 100 square inches of Hunter Orange within body reach, at shoulder level or higher, visible from all sides.

Hunter Education Instructor Association
Virginia Hunter Education Association, Inc.
Dianne Cook, Treasurer 7184 Dryburg Rd
Scottsburg , Virginia 24589
Contact:Hank Tomlinson, President
Phone: (540) 939-4176
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