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Wildlife Management Areas

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources maintains 44 management areas totaling more than 216,000 acres for the benefit of all citizens for a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Many management areas are open for some type of hunting. These lands are purchased and maintained with hunting, fishing, and trapping license fees and with Wildlife Restoration funds, derived from the sale of hunting-related equipment. We encourage the public to utilize all lands and enjoy the bountiful natural resources found there.

WMAAcres

1 * Game Farm Marsh WMA – 530 acres
2 Saxis WMA – 5,574 acres
3 * Mockhorn Island/GATR WMA – 7,642 acres
4 */# Hog Island/Carlisle WMA – 3,908 acres
5 */# Princess Anne WMA – 1,546 acres
6 Cavalier/Dismal Swamp WMA – 4,485 acres
7 Ragged Island WMA – 1,537 acres
8 * Chickahominy WMA – 5,218 acres
9 Powhatan WMA – 4,463 acres
10 * Amelia WMA – 2,217 acres
11 * Dick Cross WMA – 1,400 acres
12 Briery Creek WMA – 3,164 acres
13 */## Featherfin WMA – 3,084 acres
14 Horsepen WMA – 2,910 acres
15 White Oak Mt. WMA – 2,748 acres
16 Turkeycock Mt. WMA – 2,678 acres
17 Crooked Creek WMA – 1,882 acres
18 Stewarts Creek WMA – 1,138 acres
19 Big Survey WMA – 7,564 acres
20 Hidden Valley WMA – 6,400 acres
21 Clinch Mt. WMA – 25,477 acres
22 ## Fairystone WMA – 5,414 acres
23 Havens WMA – 9,023 acres
24 James River WMA – 1,213 acres
25 Gathright WMA – 13,428 acres
26 Lake Robertson WMA – 581 acres
27 Goshen/Little North Mt. WMA – 33,697 acres
28 Highland WMA – 14,283 acres
29 Hardware River WMA – 1,175 acres
30 Rapidan WMA – 10,870 acres
31 Thompson WMA – 3,963 acres
32 ** Weston WMA – 271 acres
33 # C. F. Phelps WMA – 4,540 acres
34 *Lands End WMA (Salem Church tract is squirrel only) – 450 acres
35 Pettigrew WMA – 934 acres
36 * Merrimac Farm WMA – 301 acres
37 ## Big Woods WMA – 4,208 acres
38 Short Hills WMA – 4,232 acres
39 Mattaponi WMA – 2,542 acres
40 * Doe Creek WMA – 637 acres
41 * Ware Creek WMA – 2,600 acres

42 Oakley Forest WMA – 4,459 acres

43 *Mattaponi Bluffs WMA – 470 acres

44 Robert W. Duncan WMA – 1,300 acres

* Some or all hunting by quota hunt drawing (see Public Hunting Quota Hunts).

** Hunting is not allowed.

# Managed hunt opportunities offered (see Public Hunting Managed Hunts & Workshops).

## Antler point restrictions (APR-see Deer Hunting Regulations).