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VDGIF to Host First National Archery in the Schools Program Tournament

Richmond, VA — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is conducting the First Annual National Archery in the Schools Program Tournament on February 28, 2009, at the Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, Virginia. The tournament is being held in cooperation with the Western Virginia Sport Show which will…


Seminar Topic at NCSU Centennial Campus: Bobwhite Conservation in North Carolina, 10 Years of Research and Restoration

RALEIGH, N.C.  – The final seminar in the 2008 Fisheries and Wildlife series at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The program will focus on the efforts by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologists and N.C….


Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulation Meetings Coming Up

Hunting and trapping regulatory issues being discussed Richmond, VA — This month, sportsmen interested in discussing hunting and trapping issues are having their first opportunities of many to influence the next round of changes to the regulations that govern their sports. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) Wildlife…


Effective September 1, Feeding Deer Will Be Illegal in Virginia

Richmond, VA — Effective September 1, it will be illegal to feed deer statewide in Virginia. The prohibition runs through the first Saturday in January (January 3, 2009). The regulation designating the prohibition went into effect in 2006. This regulation does NOT restrict the planting of crops such as corn…


Virginians Asked to Review Hound Project Advisory Committee Recommendations

After several months of information gathering, issue identification, and deliberations, the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Hunting with Hounds in Virginia: A Way Forward process has recommended strategies for addressing issues and concerns related to hunting with hounds in Virginia. The recommended strategies can be viewed on the Virginia…


Lake Thompson is Draining In Virginia

Fauquier County, VA — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) recently discovered the water level was dropping at Lake Thompson, a 10-acre lake on the VDGIF’s G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area in Fauquier County, and immediately began an engineering assessment of possible causes. VDGIF, in consultation…


Higher Fuel Cost Causes VDGIF to Change Fee Fishing Areas Trout Stockings

Due to rising fuel prices, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) announced today that beginning July 21, trout stocking at its daily trout Fishing Fee Areas at Crooked Creek in Carroll County and Big Tumbling on Clinch Mountain in Washington County will be reduced from six times…


Coursey Springs State Fish Hatchery Closed for Renovations

The largest trout hatchery owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) closed for renovations June 1, 2008. Coursey Springs Hatchery has been responsible for about 30 percent of the 1.2 million trout stocked annually by VDGIF. The more than 40 years old hatchery will be completely…


Fishing & Boating, An Economic Get-away That Benefits All Virginians

For less than the cost of a full tank of gas, a family of four can fish for a year. Richmond, VA — With the weather warming up, people are thinking about getting outdoors and spending time with family and friends. However, with rising fuel costs, many people are looking…


Cause of Growth on Norfolk Botanical Garden Eaglet Confirmed

Richmond, VA — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) received confirmation today from the Southeastern Cooperative for Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) in Athens, Georgia, that the cause of the growth on the Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglet is avian pox. Avian pox is a viral disease that is…