News Release

For Immediate Release
Bob Ellis, Deputy Director, Bureau of Wildlife Resources, 804-367-6878

NOTE: This news release was distributed on 11/2/2012. The information below may no longer be the most up-to-date information available, or may pertain solely to events that occurred in the past. Please contact the person listed as the contact person for this release for the most current information.

DGIF Extends Deadline for Construction of Stationary Blinds

Due to the recent storm event and under the authority of Governor McDonnell's Executive Order 53 declaring a State of Emergency involving Hurricane Sandy, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) has extended the deadline for the construction of stationary blinds (§;29.1-341.1) for waterfowl hunting east of I-95 to November 15, 2012. Only 2013 stationary blind licenses purchased prior to the deadline date of October 15, 2012, are granted this extension and their location must be in the same site as indicated on the license received from DGIF. If the blind license decal has been destroyed, licensees should contact DGIF Customer Service at 1-866-721-6911 to obtain a duplicate. For more information on waterfowl regulations and blind permits visit: