Virginia Hunting News

Virginia Seeks Input on Future of Hunting and Trapping
This month, sportsmen interested in discussing hunting and trapping issues are having their first opportunities of many to influence the next round of changes to the regulations that govern their sports.
Virginia Deer Feeding Illegal as of Sept. 1st
Effective September 1, it will be illegal to feed deer statewide in Virginia. The prohibition runs through the first Saturday in January (January 3, 2009).
Virginia DGIF Hunting Regulation Meetings
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) Hunting and Trapping regulation review and amendment process for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 Hunting and Trapping seasons commence in September 2008 with a series of regulatory issue meetings throughout the state to discuss hunting and trapping issues and solicit the views of the public.
Virginia Conservation Officer Earns National Recognition
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is proud to announce that Conservation Police Officer Sergeant Charlie Mullins has been named North American Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year by the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association (NAWEOA).
Virginia Hound Hunting Issue Heating Up
After several months of information gathering, issue identification, and deliberations, the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Hunting with Hounds in Virginia: A Way Forward process has recommended strategies for addressing issues and concerns related to hunting with hounds in Virginia.
Virginia DGIF Announces New Director to Wildlife Division
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) announced that Robert "Bob" Ellis has been named director of the VDGIF's Wildlife Division.
Virginia Offers 3 FREE Fishing Days
If you've never experienced the thrill of reeling in a big fish, here's your chance. For three days next month -- June 6, 7 and 8 -- you can fish for free in Virginia.
Virginia Now Has Apprentice Hunting License
Virginians interested in learning how to hunt, and Virginia hunters eager to share their sport with friends and family, now have a program that will make it easier for people new to hunting to give the sport a "test drive."
Virginia Releases Black Bear, Deer and Turkey Numbers
Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) have compiled preliminary figures for bear, deer, and turkey harvests for the 2007- 2008 fall seasons.
Virginia DGIF Adds Merrimac Farm to WMA System
Merrimac Farm, a more than 300-acre property in Prince William County, is the newest addition to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' (VDGIF) statewide network of wildlife management areas.