Additional Sora and Virginia Rails Regulations

Shotguns only.

Nontoxic shot required on posted public areas and conservation areas.

Prohibited Methods:

  • Shotguns capable of holding more than three shells, unless plugged
  • Hunting from a motor vehicle or motorboat
  • Using live birds as decoys
  • Using recorded or amplified calls
  • Baiting

Birds must be tagged (with the taker's signature, address, total number and species of birds, and the date that the birds were killed), if left any place other than the hunter's home.

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This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.