Looking for a private and secluded place to hunt? Mountaintop Ranch offers private guided hunting packages for the hunter looking for larger game such as deer, bear, and turkey. Small game hunts for squirrel and quail are also available. Virginia hunting seasons take place throughout the year in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Mountaintop Ranch has the perfect combination of beautiful scenery southern charm to compliment an exciting hunting season.
Hunts are booked within the laws of Virginia and include Muzzleloader, Firearms and General Season.
Youth Hunt Oct. 12-13
Archery Oct. 5-Nov. 15
Muzzleloader Nov. 9-15
Early Firearms Sept. 30-Oct. 2
General Season Oct. 1-Jan. 4**
**Season dates vary by region. For more information on hunting dates in your region, visit the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website. One bear can be harvested per year. Bears must weigh at least 100 pounds live (or a minimum of 75 pounds field dressed). It is illegal to hunt female bears with cubs.
Virginia Deer Seasons
Youth Hunt Sept. 28-29
Early Archery Oct. 5-Nov. 15
Late Archery Dec. 1-Jan. 4**
Urban Archery Sept. 7-Oct. 4 and Jan. 5-March 29
NOVA Late Archery March 30-Apr. 26, 2020
Early Muzzleloader Nov. 2-15
Late Muzzleloader Dec. 14-Jan. 4
General Season Nov. 16-Jan. 4**
Virginia Elk Seasons
General Season Concurrent with open deer season
Taking elk counts towards a hunter’s deer permits and bag limit. Licenses and check-in procedures for elk are the same as for deer. Successful elk hunters are required to contact the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries so that samples for diseases can be collected. Additionally, elk hunting is closed in some regions where the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries is restoring elk populations.
Virginia Turkey Seasons
Fall Archery Oct. 5-Nov. 8
Fall Youth Hunt Oct. 12-13
Fall General Season Oct. 19-Jan. 25**
Spring General Season Apr. 11-May 16
Spring Youth Hunt Apr. 4-5, 2020
Virginia Small Game Seasons
Crow Aug. 17-March 20
Groundhog Open Season
Oct. 26-Feb. 8
(hunting prohibited west of I-95)
Quail and Pheasant Nov. 9-Jan. 31
Rabbit Nov. 2-Feb. 29
Sept. 7-Feb. 29 (Gray/Red Squirrels)
Sept. 7-Jan. 31 (Fox Squirrels)
Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Virginia hunting seasons do vary based on animals and seasons. For more information on obtaining licenses, permits, and regulations, visit the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Meet Your Guide:
Lebert Shifflett is a native to this region and has hunted his entire life in all the nearby hollows including Jollett Hollow where the ranch is located. Lebert is a knowledgeable and proficient hunter and can lead you to be at the right spot at the right time
$650/2 day hunt
$900/3 day hunt
Dressing out your deer....filets, tenderloin etc...$250
All hunters must be guests in our rental cabins during the hunt.
Chef services are available…call for more information!