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Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Accommodate 2014 Legislation, Including Hunting on Sundays, and Other Matters

On April 8, 2014, the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries proposed amendments to regulations to accommodate 2014 legislation by the General Assembly, including hunting on Sundays, and other matters.

A 35-day public comment period on the proposals is open April 22 through May 26, 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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“2014 NASP Virginia State Tournament”

The 2014 National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Virginia state tournament was held on March 8, 2014, at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA.