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“Airboat Duck Survey”

Using an airboat capable of floating on just a few inches of water, DGIF biologists use nets to capture ducks for banding. Once the species and sex are determined, leg bands are attached and the ducks are released back into the swamp. Surveys such as this one help waterfowl biologists determine duck mortality and how far ducks range, which aids in setting waterfowl seasons and bag limits. Learn more in this video.

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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