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Draft 2015–2024 Virginia Deer Management Plan

VDGIF is seeking public input on the Draft Virginia Deer Management Plan through July 10, 2015. The first Virginia Deer Management Plan, completed in 1999, has been revised twice through the involvement of public stakeholders and managers of deer. Because VDGIF's mission is "to serve the needs of the Commonwealth," it is important that the process used to develop and revise the Deer Plan incorporates both public values (e.g., economic, sociological, and political) and biological considerations. The revised Virginia Deer Management Plan will guide deer management across the Commonwealth through 2024. This plan describes the history of white-tailed deer management, current status (supply and demand) of the deer resource and management programs, and the future of the deer management program in Virginia. The plan identifies a framework of what needs to be done, how it should be done, and when it should be done. Read the plan and comment »

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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