Scott 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 the county in the state’s top ten best hunting spots, and that doesn’t even include the numerous small game opportunities including raccoon, squirrel, rabbit and grouse. Hunters will not be disappointed with a trip to Scott County.
Few spots rival the immense beauty that a Scott County dawn or dusk offers. 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 ridges and valleys offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the region.
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. Visit the Virginia Department of Wildlife and Recreation for all hunting seasons and questions at: https://dwr.virginia.gov/hunting/regulations/