Notes from the Field

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  • Top 5 Virginia Trout Stocking Myths

    Spring has sprung and we are in the peak of our stocked trout season. There are a lot of misconceptions about the way we stock trout. Watch us debunk the top five trout stocking myths. Watch…

  • Head to the Hatcheries for June Open Houses

    Now is an terrific time to plan a trip to a DGIF trout hatchery to learn about the raising and stocking of this fabulous fish: DGIF’s five, cold-water trout hatcheries will be holding Open Houses on Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Read more…

  • Snakes on the Water

    Spring is here and lots of critters are heating up and becoming active. Among these critters are watersnakes and cottonmouths. Here are some helpful tips on identification and behavior of these often misunderstood animals. Read more…



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