Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheriesupdated: February 2015

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' mission is:

  • to manage Virginia's wildlife and inland fish to maintain optimum populations of all species to serve the needs of the Commonwealth;
  • to provide opportunity for all to enjoy wildlife, inland fish, boating and related outdoor recreation and to work diligently to safeguard the rights of the people to hunt, fish and harvest game as provided for in the Constitution of Virginia;
  • to promote safety for persons and property in connection with boating, hunting and fishing;
  • to provide educational outreach programs and materials that foster an awareness of and appreciation for Virginia's fish and wildlife resources, their habitats, and hunting, fishing, and boating opportunities.

VDGIF is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Contact Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Robert 'Bob' W. Duncan
Executive Director
4010 West Broad Street
P.O. Box 11104
Richmond, Virginia  23230
Phone: (804) 367-1000
Fax: (804) 367-9147


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Virginia

Office Locaters

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