About DGIF

DGIF is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Office Locations & Hours

Public Meetings & Regulatory Process

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ mission is:

  • to manage Virginia’s wildlife and inland fish to maintain optimum populations of all species to serve the needs of the Commonwealth;
  • to provide opportunity for all to enjoy wildlife, inland fish, boating and related outdoor recreation and to work diligently to safeguard the rights of the people
  • to hunt, fish and harvest game as provided for in the Constitution of Virginia;
  • to promote safety for persons and property in connection with boating, hunting and fishing;
  • to provide educational outreach programs and materials that foster an awareness of and appreciation for Virginia’s fish and wildlife resources, their habitats, and hunting, fishing, and boating opportunities.