Proposed Regulation Amendments Pertaining to Foxhound Training Preserves & Nuisance Species Designation

On June 10, 2014, the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries proposed amendments to regulations governing foxhound training preserves and nuisance species designation. A 45-day public comment period on the proposals is open June 25 through August 8, 2014. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries solicits the public's participation in this and all regulatory processes.

Hunting on Sundays Law Effective July 1, 2014

On March 5, 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law Hunting on Sundays. The new law allows hunting on Sundays under certain circumstances. Learn more »

Stocked Trout Fishing: Public Input Wanted

VDGIF and Virginia Tech's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation have initiated a process to develop a statewide Stocked Trout Management Plan. This plan, which will attempt to incorporate all stocked trout stakeholders' values, will be similar in scope and purpose to the Virginia Black Bear and White-tailed Deer Management Plans. The Virginia Stocked Trout Management Plan will be designed to provide broad guidance on policies for addressing the complex management challenges and issues related to producing desirable fishing experiences for stocked trout. Learn more »

Nuisance & Problem Wildlife

As human populations continue to rise and move into traditional wildlife habitat, human/wildlife contact is becoming more prevalent. Here is some general information and techniques for Virginia property owners when wildlife becomes a problem. Read more »

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“Snakehead Fish in Virginia”

Exotic, invasive snakehead fish were discovered in the Potomac watershed in 2005. Fisheries biologists are studying these fish to learn more about how they are interacting with native species like the largemouth bass.