Time to purchase a hunting license

Published 5:06 pm Thursday, October 20, 2016

With the muzzleloader and general firearms deer seasons just around the corner, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is reminding hunters to purchase their hunting licenses early to avoid the opening-day rush for both seasons. Unlike previous years, hunters are now required to create a Customer Account at GoOutdoorsVirginia.com in order to purchase a license.

Once a Customer Account has been completed and a unique Customer Account Number issued, hunters can proceed to purchase their license. For greater ease of use, a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page and a brief video tutorial on how to set up a customer account and purchase a license is available at https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses/go-outdoors-virginia-help/.

While using the GoOutdoorsVirginia system to set up a unique customer account takes a commitment of time from the hunter to set up in this initial year, once that account is created it will be a breeze to purchase your license in the future.

GoOutdoorsVirginia is a one-stop-shop for hunters that brings Virginia online with other states using similar systems. Hunters in Virginia now have the ability to renew licenses, check game, track their harvests over time, get their HIP permit, and much more.