2013-09-18-hunt_001Scott County is one of the best places in the state to bag that trophy buck or bear. Every year, Scott County hunters bring in enough turkey and deer to place us on the state’s top ten list, and that doesn’t include the numerous small game opportunities including raccoon, squirrel, rabbit, and grouse. With acres of public land to chase your quarry through, your Scott County hunting expedition won’t leave you disappointed.

Few places rival the immense beauty that a Scott County dawn or dusk can offer. Located squarely between the rolling hills of east Tennessee and the mountainous land of Virginia’s coal country, Scott County offers the best of both worlds. The county has a rich agricultural tradition, which only enhances the hunting opportunities provided. In addition, the peaks and valleys offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. If you want to experience peace and tranquility during your hunt, the undeveloped countryside of the county can provide you just the getaway you desire. Whether the magical encounter with that majestic whitetail or trophy tom occurs or not, you will feel better for having been there and experienced that time in the woods.

Large portions of the 35,480 acre Jefferson National Forest are open to public hunting. For more information, contact the Clinch Ranger District Office, 9416 Coeburn Mountain Rd., Wise, VA 24293, or call (276) 328-2931. Hunting licenses are available Front Porch Store and Deli in Fort Blackmore, and information about hunting seasons can be obtained from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

From the Blog

Scott County’s Joe Fuller received Philanthropy Award

May 8, 2017

    Photo (L-R): VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois, Joe Fuller, MECC Vice President for Institutional Advancement Donna Stanley, MECC President Scott Hamilton Fuller Honored with 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy The ... Read More...

Allen Hicks Friday Night Jams

November 7, 2016

It’s six o’clock on a Friday night, and musicians of all skill levels are filing into a converted garage  on Bethel Road in Nickelsville, Virginia for the regular “pickin’ and grinnin’” sessions at the home of Allen Hicks.  Pretty s ... Read More...

New Wedding Venue

October 11, 2016

With the recent opening of The Barn at Stoney Creek Farm, Dwight and Susan Quillin have realized a life-long dream. “We always dreamed, even when we were dating, of having four kids and raising them on a farm,” Dwight says.  Susan adds, it to ... Read More...

Devil’s Bathtub–Now Known Around the World

June 9, 2016

By:  Pam Cox, director of tourism, Scott County, Virginia Over the last year thousands of people have hiked to the county’s Devil’s Bathtub, a once secluded spot now made famous by listings on the Weather Channel,, plus the popu ... Read More...

Directions to Devil’s Bathtub

May 23, 2016

Google Map Directions to Devil's Bathtub: From Kingsport, Johnson City via Interstate 26.  The interstate will turn into Highway 23/58.  Follow 23/58 through Weber City until you get to the exit for Gate City.  Veer right into Gate City from th ... Read More...

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