Dave Coffman, Editor of the Outdoor Report, will be retiring July 1st, 2017. Since he has accumulated enough annual leave, to use or lose, his last day with the DGIF will be on Wednesday, April 26th. We wish you and your family the best, enjoying retirement and good health!
The 2017 VBA Annual Awardees, both the Bill Bennett and Double & Triple Crown winners, have been posted to the VBA website. Go to 'Document Library', 'All Files' and under 'General' for the list of awardees and winners. Congratulations to everyone!
Nine new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) were detected in Frederick County during the 2016 deer hunting season. Seven were deer harvested by hunters and two were killed by Vehicles. All of the new cases were detected in the same general areas as previous cases. In total, 22 CWD positive deer have been detected in Virginia since CWD was first discovered in the western Frederick County in fall of 2009.
Regulations pertaining to CWD, maps of impacted states and more information about the disease and what the VDGIF is doing about it can be found on the VDGIF website at: www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/disease/cwd
For those bowhunters that have NOT submitted your VBA Big Game Award Application to be recognize at the VBA 22nd Annual Awards Banquet, that will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, pleases mail your application to Marie Bell, Executive State Secretary & Treasurer. The deadline is Wednesday, March 1st. The application is on the VBA website and in 2017 Winter FLIGHT issue.
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