Virginia Hunting News

Young VA Man Joins Elite NRA Marksmen Group
Jonathan Burns of Woodbridge, Va., joined a very elite group of marksmen this past July, becoming the youngest Triple Distinguished Expert in the history of the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.
Virginia Deer Free of CWD
After extensive testing, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has not found any evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Virginia's white-tailed deer population.
Virginia Gobbler Season Opens Soon
Spring Gobbler Season runs from April 14 to May 19 this year in Virginia with a change in hunting hours midway through the season. From April 14 to May 5, turkey hunting will be allowed from one-half hour before sunrise until noon. From May 7 through May 19, turkey hunting will be allowed from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset.
Virginia DGIF Announces Harvest 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 2006-2007 fall seasons.
Virginia Working Towards Sunday Hunting
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) announced today that it has initial results from its recent hunter survey on the topic of Sunday hunting.
Virginia Begins CWD Surveillance for 2006
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has begun its active surveillance for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
Deer Feeding Illegal in Virginia Effective September 1
Effective September 1, a regulation making it illegal to feed deer will go into effect statewide. The prohibition runs through the first Saturday in January.
License Fees to Increase
At their June meeting the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries approved a $5 increase in fees for hunting, fishing and trapping licenses that will go into effect July 1, 2006.
Deer Management Plan Comments
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is seeking public input on the Draft Virginia Deer Management Plan through June 16, 2006.
Game Department Reorganizes Law Division
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) announced that it has restructured its Law Enforcement Division to enhance operational efficiencies.