Virginia.gov

News Release

For Immediate Release
4/8/2013
Contact
Lee Walker, Outreach Manager, Lee.walker@dgif.virginia.gov, (804) 912-6121

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VDGIF HuntFishVA App Surpasses 25,000 Downloads

Richmond — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) announced today that it has exceeded 25,000 downloads of its free HuntFishVA mobile application for the iPhone®;, iPod Touch®;, and Android™ platforms. The HuntFishVA app was designed with hunters and anglers in mind, allowing users to search for a wide variety of hunting and fishing related information in Virginia on their smart phones. Having the new app allows sportsmen to:

• Purchase a Virginia hunting or fishing license
• Get the latest VDGIF news
• Look up hunting regulations, seasons, and bag limits while in the field
• View freshwater fishing regulations and state record fish info
• Identify the fish just caught
• Get the sunrise and sunset times for your location
• Record trophy harvests
• Find nearby boat ramps, Wildlife Management Areas, and lakes

"The development of the HuntFishVA application offers the Department the ability to utilize mobile communications technology to keep hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts informed so they can enjoy the best that Virginia's great outdoors has to offer," said Bob Duncan, VDGIF Director.

The VDGIF HuntFishVA application was developed by Virginia Interactive, LLC, which develops eGovernment solutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Lynn McDaniel, General Manager of Virginia Interactive, said "The increasing demand for the many benefits of mobile technology is evident by the growing interest among government entities. This is an exciting milestone in addition to the numerous opportunities that mobile technology is creating for government markets. Assisting the VDGIF in reaching a new outdoor audience has made a difference."

Download the FREE VDGIF Hunt Fish VA App - Requirements:

iOS app: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Some features require an active internet connection and are subject to carrier service availability.
Android app: Requires Android 2.1 or later. Some features require an active internet connection and are subject to carrier service availability.

To get the HuntFishVA app, go to: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/app/.