Through this summary, VDGIF will provide information on bills related to the Department's mission or that may affect VDGIF operations and may be of interest to the general community. This page includes a listing of active Bills and their current status as well as information on how to comment on legislation activities.
Sixteen Elk from Kentucky - five bulls and 11 cows - were released in Virginia in 2012. Ten of the cows produced eight calves so now there are 24 elk in Virginia's Elk Restoration Program. Read Bill Cochran's update on the Elk restoration program and other VGDIF Wildlife Conservation Projects Update!
Five Belvoir Bowhunters members went to the Virginia Senior Games Archery tournament on May 10 in Richmond. Despite rough winds that resulted in low scores, everyone won a medal.
Read more: Clean Sweep at Senior Games
The proposed Draft Black Bear Management Plan is out for Public Comment. Please take time to review this plan at: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/comment/
You can help conserve and protect the Northern pinesnake! The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries would like your assistance in reporting current, past, live or dead pinesnake observations. If you have seen a pinesnake or know of a past observation in the state, please fill out the form below and send it to the address provided.
Read more: Pinesnake Watch!
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Virginia Bowhunters Association (VBA) Executive State Secretary, Marie G. Bell 1223 Jeanette Avenue Vinton, Virginia 24179 1-888-922-9536 (Office)1-540-343-6097
The purpose of this Association shall be to foster, expand and perpetuate the use of the bow in hunting all legal game; to cooperate with conservation organizations, Game and Fish Commission and Forestry Services in their efforts for preservation of our natural resources and wildlife, to promote and encourage all approaches to competitive archery activities with the State of Virginia and to generally require the highest standards of sportsman-like conduct in all phases of archery.
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