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Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Press Releases

244 Press Releases
  • Published on May 19, 2022 - 21:45 GMT

    Chase Spring Wildflowers at Clinch Mountain WMA

    Dwarf larkspur sports a deep purple flower and infiltrates large stands of trillium. By Matt Reilly Photos by Matt Reilly Tucked away in a quiet corner of southwest Virginia, the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources’ (DWR) second-largest Wildlife …

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  • Published on May 18, 2022 - 21:27 GMT

    Luck and Preparation at the Peaks of Otter on the VBWT

    By Blogger Meg Raynes Photos by Meg Raynes Having once worked at Grand Caverns in Grottoes, Virginia, I am familiar with the scent of cave air. It is distinct once you know it. That is what first hit me at Natural Bridge State Park when I began my hike …

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  • Published on May 18, 2022 - 18:38 GMT

    Hiring a Competent Marine Surveyor Helps when Buying a Used Boat

    By Bob Adriance for BoatUS Like a lot of first-time buyers, it’s fair to say that the restaurant executive was head over heels in love with the boat—in this case, a 28-foot sportfishing boat—and couldn’t wait to finish the paperwork and take title. But …

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  • Published on May 18, 2022 - 18:38 GMT

    Exploring the Nottoway River from Hercules Landing

    Launching at Hercules landing can result in some great shad fishing in the spring. By John Page Williams Photos by Kendall Osborne The Nottoway River is a Scenic River, so designated by Virginia’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).  It’s a …

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  • Published on May 18, 2022 - 18:38 GMT

    Exploring the Head of South Holston Lake from Whitaker Hollow Boat Ramp

    The boat ramp and parking lot at Whitaker Hollow is perfect for all sizes of boats and features plenty of parking. By Matt Reilly Photos by Matt Reilly Whitaker Hollow Boat Ramp is tucked away in an out-of-the-way corner of Washington County on the upper …

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  • Published on May 12, 2022 - 18:09 GMT

    5 Great Places to Fish After Work in Richmond

    Anglers enjoying the fishing opportunities at Dorey Park near Richmond. Photo by Meghan Marchetti/DWR By James Moffitt Photos by James Moffitt Making time to fish can be hard and sometimes the best option is to get out before or after work for a few hours. …

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  • Published on May 12, 2022 - 18:09 GMT

    Bluegills Three Ways

    By Gerald Almy Photos by Gerald Almy The ultralight rod bucked wildly as an unseen quarry surged through the weed-filled water in powerful runs. When I looked towards the back of the boat, both my angling companions were busy fighting and landing their own …

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  • Published on May 5, 2022 - 17:49 GMT

    Good Hunter Landowner Relations – A Must For Our Future!

    By Denny Quaiff for Whitetail Times Hunting private land should be considered a privilege. In Virginia, more than 90 percent of the statewide huntable territory is privately owned. This access can be attributed to the generosity of private landowners and …

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  • Published on May 5, 2022 - 16:28 GMT

    Na’Quan’s First Turkey Made Great Sandwiches!

    Na'Quan Greene (center) celebrated his first gobbler with Clay Scott (right) and Jonathan Bowman. By Jonathan Bowman Photos by Jonathan Bowman Wild turkey is a fantastic meat that might be more acceptable to those nervous about trying wild game.  With …

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  • Published on April 29, 2022 - 16:17 GMT

    Update on the Upper James River’s Smallmouth Populations

    Fine smallmouth, like this one caught in the Botetourt County section of the James, are less common now. By Bruce Ingram Photos by Bruce Ingram It’s no secret that the smallmouth fishing on the upper James River has declined in recent years and that …

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  • Published on April 29, 2022 - 16:17 GMT

    Beaver Creek: Fish Local at an Overlooked Urban Trout Fishery

    By Matt Reilly Photos by Matt Reilly For many anglers in the Old Dominion, trout fishing is synonymous with a remote experience—with boulder-strewn Blue Ridge streams filled with brook trout, strong wild rainbows in the National Forest, and stocked trout …

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  • Published on April 29, 2022 - 16:17 GMT

    Catch a Tagged Walleye on South Holston Lake? Here’s What to Do.

    By Steve Owens/DWR DWR Fisheries Staff have tagged walleye in South Holston Lake located in Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee as part of an angler exploitation study. Walleye were collected during the 2022 spring walleye run and tagged with plastic …

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  • Published on April 29, 2022 - 13:42 GMT

    Combination of Old-Style Police Work and Technology Help Convict Serial Poacher

    By Molly Kirk/DWR Photos by Meghan Marchetti/DWR Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Conservation Police Officers (CPOs) recently closed a remarkable serial poaching case that encompassed multiple jurisdictions. “It was really a case of a …

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  • Published on April 21, 2022 - 21:15 GMT

    11th DWR Conservation Police Academy Class Graduates

    The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Law Enforcement Academy has graduated a new class of conservation police officers. The Honorable Heidi S. Barshinger, Clerk of the Henrico County Circuit Court, officially swore in the new officers in the …

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  • Published on April 21, 2022 - 17:21 GMT

    Growing Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and Other Wildlife

    An Eastern tiger swallowtail caterpillar on black cherry leaves—native trees grow butterflies! By Stephen Living/DWR When we plan and plant our gardens and backyard habitats, we often focus on the beautiful native wildflowers that provide amazing color in …

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  • Published on April 21, 2022 - 17:21 GMT

    Bears, Otters, and More! Exploring the Wild in the Great Dismal Swamp

    By Blogger Wade Monroe Photos by Wade Monroe Hello all! This April I had the pleasure of exploring the Suffolk Loop portion of the Virginia Bird and Wildlife Trail (VBWT) system. The loop sits in the Coastal Region, is comprised of 10 sites, and sprawls …

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  • Published on April 14, 2022 - 20:34 GMT

    Largemouth Bass Tagging Project Assesses Fish Translocation Between Chickahominy and James Rivers

    By Margi Whitmore/DWR The James and Chickahominy Rivers boast strong largemouth bass fisheries that attract anglers from across the country and host tournaments of varying sizes. Large tournaments typically launch from the James River, which itself offers …

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  • Published on April 14, 2022 - 19:27 GMT

    American or Hickory? ID your Shad Catch

    By Alex McCrickard/DWR Photos by Catherine Lim/DWR Anglers fishing for shad in Virginia will most often catch hickory shad, Alosa mediocris. These fish are prized for their fighting ability and acrobatic tendencies once hooked. Anglers will occasionally …

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  • Published on April 14, 2022 - 19:27 GMT

    Target Shad with Spin or Fly on the Rappahannock

    A vivid orange sun rose slowly above Fredericksburg as I eased into the cold, clear waters of the Rappahannock River. The air was chilly, but a thick Icelandic wool sweater and neoprene chest waders kept me warm. Shuffling out carefully through the swift …

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  • Published on April 6, 2022 - 14:45 GMT

    2022 Spring Turkey Youth and Apprentice Weekend Success Stories

    From left; Justin Boyd, Nathan Wolford, and Logan Boyd. Apprentice hunter Nathan Wolford of Big Rock, Virginia, is a 41-year-old man with special needs. Nathan has been reading about hunting, and watching hunting shows, for many years. Last fall he asked …

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