In addition to the forest, hunting is permitted on private lands with owners' permission and at the 4,000 acre Thompson Wildlife Management Area, which straddles the county lines of Warren and Fauquier counties. The area is administered by the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The Appalachian Trail runs through the property and is open to the public year-round. Guns and archery equipment are allowed in the management area only during hunting season.
Permits are required for resident and nonresidents and may be purchased at various licensing agents. In addition to hunting licenses, big game licenses must be purchased to hunt deer, bear and turkey. Fees and restrictions apply.
Hunting in the national forest requires a national forest stamp in addition to the required state licenses. The national forest can be accessed in the county on Fort Valley Road.
Written permission is required to hunt on posted private lands and oral permission is required on non-posted lands. For more information on hunting and where licenses are sold and the big-game checking stations located throughout the county visit the website - Click here