Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries


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

Vision Statement: Leading wildlife conservation and inspiring people to value the outdoors and their role in nature.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ mission is to:

  • Conserve and manage wildlife populations and habitat for the benefit of present and future generations.
  • Connect people to Virginia’s outdoors through boating, education, fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, and other wildlife-related activities.
  • Protect people and property by promoting safe outdoor experiences and managing human-wildlife conflicts.


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