News Release

For Immediate Release
Stephen Living, Region 1 Lands and Facilities Manager, (804) 829-6671

NOTE: This news release was distributed on 6/6/2014. 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.

New Hunting Opportunity on Virginia's Eastern Shore

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is pleased to announce an additional opportunity for squirrel hunting enthusiasts on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Through a lease agreement with the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia, the Mink Farm Tract is open to hunters for the Spring squirrel season which runs June 7th-21st. This 425-acre tract is adjacent to the Doe Creek WMA, located near Onancock. More information about this site is available at Parking is available at the Doe Creek WMA parking area. Please note that anyone accessing this site must print, sign, and carry a permit that can be found here: The Mink Farm Tract will be open for a variety of hunting opportunities in the future, including quota hunts. Please refer to the website listed above for updates or call the VDGIF Region 1 Office at (804) 829-6580.

About the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

It is the mission of the VDGIF 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.