Latest Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Stories

2010-11-05 16:32:00

Five things that hunting has been doing, and can do, for you RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tough economic situation in recent years has many people thinking about how to stretch their dollars, put food on the table, let go of stress, and still somehow give to others. Reports on obesity, concerns about food quality and the footprint we are leaving on the planet, has people wondering what to do. An activity that addresses all that and more is hunting. In the...

2010-06-24 17:22:00

Operation Dry Water Boating Under the Influence Enforcement will be Underway RICHMOND, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia boaters, take note that this weekend, June 25-27, Conservation Police Officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) will be patrolling Virginia's waterways looking for boat operators with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Operation Dry Water is a national effort coordinated by the National Association of State...

2010-05-20 16:47:00

Time to Remember Life Jackets Save Lives RICHMOND, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, this year, making right now the time to remind boaters to be safe on the water. First and foremost, boaters need to think about life jackets and plan to wear them. A significant number of boaters who lose their lives by drowning each year would be alive today had they worn their life jackets. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is...

2010-05-05 15:59:00

As new spring growth emerges, so do bears, and they are following their stomachs in search of food. RICHMOND, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a healthy and growing black bear population, bear sightings are becoming the norm throughout Virginia. While the highest concentration of bears occurs in the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains and around the Great Dismal Swamp, bears are likely to be seen just about anywhere in Virginia. During the months of April and May bears have left...

2010-05-05 15:58:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's that time of year again when white-tailed deer fawns are showing up in yards and hayfields and concerned citizens want to know how to help. In almost all cases, the best way to help is to simply give the fawn space and leave it alone. Concerned people sometimes pick up animals that they think are orphaned. Most such "orphans" that good-intentioned citizens "rescue" every spring should have been left alone. Most wild animals will not...

2010-04-08 17:20:00

Agricultural Depredation Order for Resident Canada Geese being offered again in Virginia for 2010 RICHMOND, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) and the Wildlife Services Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working together to offer Virginia farmers an additional tool to manage problems caused by resident Canada geese. The tool is the Agricultural Depredation Order, which was offered for the first time in...

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