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Spring Gobbler Season

Virginia's abundant population of wild turkeys entices many hunters to venture into the woods each spring when the sound of the male turkey, or gobbler, fills the air. This year, the Spring Gobbler Season in Virginia runs from April 9 to May 14, 2016. Learn more »

Fishing & Aquatic Wildlife Proposed Regulation Amendments

Comments on the proposals are solicited during a April 9–August 6, 2016 public comment period.

Proposed Regulation Amendments Pertaining to Signatures on Licenses and Paint Colors for Posting Land

Comments are solicited during an April 26–June 4, 2016 public comment period on the proposals.

Trout Stocking in Full Swing

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s a great time to get outside and do some trout fishing. The Department is currently stocking brook, rainbow, and brown trout in Virginia's scenic waterways. Check which streams near you have already been stocked!

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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