Hunting is a popular pastime in Tidewater Virginia. Some hunting areas are located within a short distance from the seven Hampton Roads cities. In addition, several of the Mid Atlantic region’s best areas for hunting are located within a day’s travel.

For more information on hunting in Virginia, visit the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website at

Public Hunting Areas Near Hampton Roads Virginia

Princess Anne WMA (1546 acres)

Cavalier/Dismal Swamp WMA (4485 acres)

Ragged Island WMA (1537 acres)

George Washington/Jefferson National Forest

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (Chesapeake)

False Cape State Park

York River State Park


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