The Town of Altavista Town Council has elected to participate in Virginia’s Urban Archery Program for the purpose of deer management.  Hunting is allowed on certain town-owned property during the Urban Archery Season. The Town is seeking applicants for the limited number of hunting permits for the approved properties including  Franklin Avenue at 10th Street, the dead end at 11th Street and at the Wastewater Treatment Plant off Lane Access Road.  

Virginia’s Urban Archery season gives hunters one month (September 3rd - September 30th, 2022) before, and three months after (January 8th – March 26th, 2023) regular deer season, which only antlerless deer can be taken. Bow hunting in town is also permitted during the general deer season (October 2 – January 1) in which bucks can also be harvested per the regulations.

Additional information about the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Urban Archery Season and specific regulations for Altavista can be found by visiting https://dwr.virginia.gov/hunting/urban-archery-season/  or by clicking HERE for the town policy.